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SportCahill in line for Chelsea return after Rudiger injury

14:27  15 april  2019
14:27  15 april  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Rudiger will return before the end of the season

Rudiger will return before the end of the season Chelsea have been given a boost as Antonio Rudiger has not been ruled out for the rest of the season. Rudiger was forced off the pitch due to injury against Liverpool last Sunday, with fears that his campaign could be over. However, according to the Evening Standard, Rudiger’s injury is not as bad as first feared and he should be able to return soon. Chelsea still have plenty to play for in the last month of the season, as they chase a top four finish and the Europa League trophy. Rudiger has been excellent for Chelsea in defence this season and a mainstay of Maurizio Sarri’s side.

About Chelsea . Sarri highlighted how many times Chelsea have struck the woodwork this season, which is more than any of the other Premier League sides, and he rated the display

Chelsea team: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill (c), Rudiger ; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Hazard. West Ham look to be playing a 3-5-1-1 formation again, with Edimilson Fernandes replacing Michail Antonio after the attacker suffered a hamstring injury last weekend.

Cahill in line for Chelsea return after Rudiger injury © Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport Chelsea v Derby County - Carabao Cup Fourth Round

Chelsea fans’ hearts must have sank along with the German international as they watched Antonio Rudiger plummet to the floor against Liverpool on Sunday.

The central defender had sustained a knee injury that would force him off, requiring members of the Blues’ medical staff to support him into the dressing room.

Set for a scan to determine the severity of the ailment on Monday, the Evening Standard have revealed that Gary Cahill is set to be welcomed back into the fold at Stamford Bridge.

The veteran has been almost totally excluded by Maurizio Sarri this season, with the 33-year-old’s last appearance coming way back in November.

Rudiger will return before the end of the season

Rudiger will return before the end of the season Chelsea have been given a boost as Antonio Rudiger has not been ruled out for the rest of the season. Rudiger was forced off the pitch due to injury against Liverpool last Sunday, with fears that his campaign could be over. However, according to the Evening Standard, Rudiger’s injury is not as bad as first feared and he should be able to return soon. Chelsea still have plenty to play for in the last month of the season, as they chase a top four finish and the Europa League trophy. Rudiger has been excellent for Chelsea in defence this season and a mainstay of Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Chelsea potential starting line -up. Sarri will worry over the fitness of some of his players as the fixture list intensifies. Rudiger had been the only player who The Blues boss will play the best line up he has available to him, after rotating in the cup win at Anfield. This will mean the return of Eden Hazard

Antonio Rudiger 's injury at Anfield could impact Chelsea 's chances of a top four finish. Their German defender has been the understated star in a turbulent But while Blues' charismatic Brazilian provides the flamboyant creativity from defence, Rudiger is the one with the assured touch and organisation

Cahill in line for Chelsea return after Rudiger injury © Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport

Andreas Christensen was brought on from the bench against Liverpool, but looked far from assured as the visitors were defeated 2-0 by the high-flying Reds.

With an impending Europa League quarter-final second-leg against Slavia Prague on Thursday, Sarri may well turn to the vastly more experienced Cahill to get them over the line and deliver them to the semi-finals.

Success in the Europa League may well become imperative for Chelsea, should they fail to finish in a Champions League qualification spot.

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