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SportCahill in line for Chelsea return after Rudiger injury

14:27  15 april  2019
14:27  15 april  2019 Source:

Sarri hoping for good news on Rudiger

Sarri hoping for good news on Rudiger Antonio Rudiger hobbled out of Chelsea's defeat to Liverpool, leaving Maurizio Sarri anxious for positive news on his defender.

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.

West Ham show interest in Gary Cahill

West Ham show interest in Gary Cahill West Ham have been keeping a close eye on veteran Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. According to the Mirror, Cahill has attracted quite the interest from their fellow London counterparts. The defender joined Chelsea back in 2012 from Bolton for a fee of around £7.5 million and has played an important part in the Blues defence over the last seven years. Cahill, 33, has won seven trophies in his time at Chelsea, with two Premier League titles and a Champions League winner’s medal being the most notable inclusions. Before international retirement, he made 61 appearances and scored five goals for England.

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.

Rudiger set for scans as knee injury threatens to end his season.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will receive tests today to uncover the severity of the knee injury that forced him off against Man United yesterday, the Evening Standard report. The German had to be subbed off in the 65th minute of Sunday’s game after going down holding his knee in innocuous fashion with no one around him. Things don’t look good for the 26-year-old, as it is suspected that he will be forced to miss the remainder of the season. He is set to undergo tests sometime today to see how serious the injury could be and whether he will be able to play again in any of Chelsea’s remaining games. Twitter: Thanks for today’s support.

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