Chelsea waiting on Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Ruben Loftus-Cheek should be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Watford at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The England midfielder was withdrawn in the latter stages of Chelsea’s 1-1 Europa League semi-final first-leg draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, but head coach Maurizio Sarri put that down to cramp.

Chelsea will assess Gary Cahill who missed the Frankfurt trip with an Achilles tendon problem, but fellow defender Antonio Rudiger (knee) and winger Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles) are long-term absentees.

Provisional squad: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Christensen, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Higuain, Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Barkley, Caballero, Zappacosta, Kovacic, Giroud, Alonso, Cahill.

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