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Chelsea handed a boost as Ruben Loftus-Cheek provides positive update on injury comeback

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is edging closer to a first-team return after injury (Picture: Getty)

Ruben Loftus-Cheeks recovery from a serious Achilles injury appears to be going well after the Chelsea midfielder posted a video of himself pedalling on a bike on Twitter.

The 23-year-old ruptured his Achilles while playing for Chelsea against New England Revolution in a charity game in May on the eve of last seasons Europa League final.

The severity of the injury meant that Loftus-Cheek had to undergo surgery in the summer and he was expected to miss a significant chunk of the season as a result.

However, Loftus-Cheek has responded well to his rehabilitation and could return to first-team training over the next few weeks should he continue to make sufficient progress.

Getting that work in 💪🏾🔵 pic.twitter.com/OCLEtcojQV

— Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) September 25, 2019

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Loftus-Cheek enjoyed a breakthrough of sorts at Stamford Bridge last season, featuring 40 times in all competitions and scoring ten goals overall after establishing himself under Maurizio Sarri.

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The England international was rewarded for his progress in 2018-19 with a new five-year contract in July and he is reportedly a key part of Frank Lampards plans moving forward.

Reports last month suggested that Lampard is toying with the idea of deploying Loftus-Cheek as a central striker once he returns although Tammy Abraham has since been in excellent goalscoring form.

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