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​Chelsea duo Lukaku, Kante fit for Arsenal; Loftus-Cheek ruled out

Chelsea could be ready to welcome N'Golo Kante and Romelu Lukaku into their squad for the game against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Blues started their Premier League campaign with an impressive win over Crystal Palace, besting their fellow Londoners 3-0 on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

But Chelsea will be without Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the game, according to manager Thomas Tuchel.

"N'Golo felt discomfort in his ankle in the warm-up for the Super Cup match with Villarreal," Tuchel said.

"He played a little bit with pain and overcame that pain.

"Yesterday (Friday), he felt pain and we took this match to take responsibility to take him out and not take risks at this stage of the season.

"I think N'Golo will be back in the middle of the week to be ready for Arsenal. Ruben has, unfortunately, had a positive test on Thursday. He is in isolation and following the protocol and that's why he isn't in the team.

"Romelu is out of quarantine [on Sunday] and in training on Tuesday as Monday is a day off. We will prepare him to be ready for Arsenal. Hopefully, he can be on the pitch."


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