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Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to play in Chelsea under-23s fixture against Arsenal

Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to play in Chelsea Under 23 fixture against Arsenal as the England midfielder steps up his recovery after rupturing his achilles

  • Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek is nearing the end of his long road to recovery 
  • Loftus-Cheek ruptured his achilles while playing in a club friendly last May
  • The midfielder came through an hour of action against Brentford B last week 
  • The 24-year-old is now expected to line-up for Chelsea’s under-23s next week 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek will take another step forward in his bid to return to fitness by playing for Chelsea’s under-23s on Monday.

Loftus-Cheek has been pencilled in to feature against Arsenal’s second string at Boreham Wood and build on his hour-long runout in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Brentford B last week.

That was midfielder Loftus-Cheek’s first match action since rupturing his achilles in Chelsea’s end of season friendly against New England Revolution last May.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is near the end of his long road back to fitness after rupturing his achilles

Chelsea had originally…