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Chelsea and Loftus-Cheek rocked by Achilles news

Chelsea have been stunned by news that Ruben Loftus-Cheek has ruptured his Achilles.

The England midfielder suffered the blow in a post-season friendly against New England Revolution in Boston, reports The Sun.

Initial fears suggested Loftus-Cheek would miss the Europa League final and England's upcoming Nations League matches after he was pictured leaving the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

But it has now emerged that the 23-year-old could be out of action until the start of 2020 in another devastating setback for Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.

Loftus-Cheek will be sidelined for at least six months but he is unlikely to play again this year.

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