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18:27  16 may  2019
18:27  16 may  2019 Source:   goal.com

Injured Loftus-Cheek could miss Europa League final

Injured Loftus-Cheek could miss Europa League final Ruben Loftus-Cheek could miss the Europa League final after a picking up an ankle injury, report the Mirror. Chelsea were playing a friendly against New England Revolution on Wednesday – they won 3-0 – but ended up suffering a potentially major blow. Loftus-Cheek left the field in the second half after twisting his ankle awkwardly at the Gillette Stadium. The midfielder was helped off the pitch by physios and was later seen on crutches and wearing a protective boot. He now faces a race against time to be fit for arguably Chelsea’s biggest game of the season in Baku.

Gareth Southgate ’s bold determination to promote youth will mean Tammy Abraham, Jordan Pickford and Ruben Loftus - Cheek making their senior debuts against Germany.

Loftus - Cheek , who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, never looked out of place at the heart of England's midfield and was given the man of the match award for an eye-catching performance. Southgate conceded that it took a while for the 21-year-old to adjust to the international stage

Southgate disappointed for injured Loftus-Cheek © Getty Images Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek playing for England

Gareth Southgate is disappointed Ruben Loftus-Cheek cannot play for England in the Nations League Finals.

Loftus-Cheek has had a breakthrough season but faces a long spell on the sidelines after reportedly rupturing his Achilles during a friendly in the United States.

Despite being set to face Arsenal in the Europa League final, Chelsea headed to Massachusetts to take on New England Revolution this week and Loftus-Cheek will subsequently miss England's first shot at international glory since winning the World Cup in 1966.

Southgate confirmed the midfielder, along with Chelsea team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi, would have been in the squad - which he will finalise on May 27 - had he been fit.

Kane in England squad but injured Loftus-Cheek misses Nations League Finals

Kane in England squad but injured Loftus-Cheek misses Nations League Finals Ruben Loftus-Cheek injured his ankle in a friendly and misses the Nations League Finals, but Harry Kane is included in England's squad.

Gareth Southgate praised the contribution of all his England debutants after the goalless draw against Germany at Wembley.

Loftus - Cheek was one of five players to make his debut against the world's top-ranked side and produced a man-of-the match display, just as Asked if the assured debuts of Loftus - Cheek and currently injured Winks made him feel more positive about his options, the England manager said

"We will find out more about a couple of players in that period and then I am going to have to make a couple of decisions," Southgate told reporters.

"But we can change if we have injuries after that date. Frankly there is every chance that is going to happen.

"We have just got to make the best possible decisions really with the information that we have. It is constantly moving.

"I went to bed last night and Ruben is in the squad and playing brilliantly and now it is a huge disappointment for him. He misses now a major European final and a brilliant opportunity with us.

"In particular he has really come on in the last few months and looked strong and playing with a lot of confidence and I am really disappointed for him in particular."

While Loftus-Cheek missed out, Harry Kane is in the squad despite having been out of action for six weeks with an ankle injury.

It's looking good - Loftus-Cheek hopeful over Chelsea contract

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England manager Gareth Southgate singled out Ruben Loftus - Cheek for praise after the midfielder's impressive debut in Friday's 0-0 draw with Germany at Wembley. Loftus - Cheek , who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, never looked out of place at the heart of England's midfield and was

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Kane is stepping up his rehabilitation in the hope of being fit to play for Tottenham against Liverpool in the Champions League final on June 1.

The striker is one of nine Liverpool and Tottenham players included in Southgate's initial 27-man selection who could be involved in Madrid.

"That's one of the unknowns," Southgate said of captain Kane, who won the Golden Boot at the World Cup.

"He's working to be fit for the [Champions League] final. We are keeping that door open. We are going to look post-Champions League final.

"There is the physical aspect and emotional aspect of that final that we have to look at.

"I don't think we have had a time where we haven't had a lot of pull-outs but we have a really strong squad. We will know more by that date [May 27] but we can make changes after that date."

England face Netherlands in the Nations League semi-final in Guimaraes on June 6, just five days after the Champions League final, with Switzerland taking on Portugal in the other last-four clash.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek breaks silence on injury.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss the UEFA Europa League Final against Arsenal and this summers Nations League Finals after picking up an injury during Chelsea’s friendly against New England Revolution earlier this week. The England international has been impressive in recent weeks for the Blues as he cemented his place into the Chelsea side after a great run of form. However, his season has come to an abrupt end after suffering a bad injury in the USA just 13 days before they meet Arsenal in Baku. Loftus-Cheek broke his silence on the matter by posting on Twitter and sharing his sadness on what happened. Twitter: Thank you so much for your well wishes. https://t.

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