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Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Arsenal

Sports Mole rounds up Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of their Europa League final showdown with Arsenal.

Chelsea are one game away from lifting the Europa League for the second time in two attempts as they take on domestic rivals Arsenal in the Baku final on May 29.

The Blues finished third in the Premier League - an improvement on their fifth-place finish in Antonio Conte's final campaign at the helm - while also coming runners-up in the EFL Cup.

Winning UEFA's secondary competition for the second time in six years would therefore make this a positive first campaign in English football for Maurizio Sarri, even if he has so far failed to truly win over supporters.

Here, Sports Mole has rounds up the West London outfit's latest injury and suspension news ahead of their showdown with Arsenal at the Baku Olympic Stadium.


CHELSEA'S INJURY LIST

N'Golo Kante

N'Golo Kante in action for Chelsea on September 15, 2018© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: May 29 (vs. Arsenal)

Kante had recovered from a hamstring injury picked up against Watford on May 5, which kept him out of Chelsea's final two league matches, only to injure his knee in training. The French midfielder is now a major doubt for the final.


Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger suffers an injury against Manchester United in the Premier League on April 28, 2019.© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Rudiger underwent knee surgery after picking up an injury against Manchester United at the end of April. The Germany international will not play again until pre-season at the earliest.


Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi receives treatment after rupturing his Achilles against Burnley in the Premier League on April 22, 2019.© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Achilles
Possible return date: Unknown

Hudson-Odoi sustained an Achilles injury against Burnley on April 22 and has since undergone surgery. The England international, who had just started to be given a run of games, is potentially facing a whole year on the sidelines.


Ethan Ampadu

Ethan Ampadu in action for Chelsea on January 5, 2019© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Back
Possible return date: May 29 (vs. Arsenal)

Ampadu has been suffering with a back problem sustained on international duty with Wales in March. Chelsea could have him back available in time for the Arsenal match but he is a squad player at best and it is unlikely that he will be risked.


Marco van Ginkel

Marco van Ginkel during a Netherlands training session in March 2016© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Van Ginkel continues his recovery from a serious knee injury that has seen him go a whole year without playing.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Ruben Loftus-Cheek celebrates his third goal of the night in Chelsea's 3-1 win over BATE Borisov on October 25, 2018© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Achilles
Possible return date: Unknown

Loftus-Cheek was injured in a charity match that took place Stateside a few days after Chelsea's Premier League season concluded. The English midfielder has undergone surgery and is now expected to sit out the remainder of 2019.


Gary Cahill

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill is lifted by teammates after his final home appearance for the club on May 5, 2019© Reuters

Status: Slight doubt
Type of injury: Achilles
Possible return date: May 29 (vs. Arsenal)

Cahill has been used four times in Chelsea's run to the Europa League final, but he is struggling with an Achilles problem that may have signalled the end of his Stamford Bridge career.


CHELSEA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no suspension issues ahead of the clash in Azerbaijan.

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