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Loftus-Cheek plays first match in nine months

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has played his first game since rupturing his Achilles tendon in a friendly game against Major League side, New Englan...


Ruben Loftus-Cheek has played his first game since rupturing his Achilles tendon in a friendly game against Major League side, New England Revolution nine months ago.

The midfielder played 60 minutes for Chelsea's development team in a behind-closed-door friendly against Brentford B team earlier today (Tuesday).

The game was organized to help Ruben's recovery to full fitness. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard wants to use the two weeks break to work on Ruben's fitness.

"He’s got a fair way to go still, and I’m not being pessimistic there. He probably needs a full week’s training with us, a tough week, and then he’ll need some Under-23 games," Lampard told the club's official website.

"The break comes at a nice time for him, because it’s a nice time for him to work, and we’ll gauge it at the other end of that break and see where we are."

Lampard would be hoping to have Loftus-Cheek available when the first team players return from the winter break ahead of the Premier League clash against Manchester United.



Written by Vince @blue_footy
Photo Credit: Football London

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