Chelsea positive over midfielder

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is confident Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be passed fit for Sunday's clash with Watford.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is confident Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be passed fit for Sunday’s clash with Watford.

The England international limped out of Thursday’s Europa League draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in the first half.

Sarri claims his withdrawal was due to cramp and expects Loftus-Cheek to be fully fit for Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge.

Veteran defender Gary Cahill will be assessed after he missed the midweek trip with an Achilles tendon problem.

Antonio Rudiger is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his knee, while Callum Hudson-Odoi is a long-term absentee.

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