Chelsea are said to be sweating over the fitness of Ruben Loftus Cheek as they prepare for the weekend’s London derby against West Ham.
Addressing the issue, Maurizio Sarri said :
Loftus-Cheek is without his back problem for the first time this season so could train every day for the last 20 days. He played very well and scored a wonderful goal.
After 75 minutes he had a little problem with his hamstring – nothing serious – but tomorrow I want to be sure about the situation with his back.
That’s the big problem, with his back.
Loftus-Cheek is in mouth-watering form as scoring goals in back to back games and even his brief absence could hurt the Blues’ top four ambitions.