Chelsea Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Why Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek & Cesc Fabregas missed Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

The line-ups for the Crystal Palace vs Chelsea game were as follows.

Crystal Palace: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyaté, Schlupp; Townsend, Zaha.

Subs: Ward, Dann, Meyer, Hennessey, Ayew, Wickham, Puncheon.

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Hazard, Giroud, Willian.

Subs: Caballero, Kovacic, Zappacosta, Christensen, Morata, Emerson Palmieri, Ampadu.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek & Chelsea

Once again Ruben Loftus-Cheek wasn’t even in the Chelsea squad for the match at Crystal Palace.

It’s been reported that Loftus-Cheek missed the match against his former employers due to injury problems.

Will RLC force a move from Chelsea in January?

Prior to the Christmas schedule, Maurizio Sarri ruled out any move for Loftus-Cheek in the winter window.

Moreover, Sarri made it seem that RLC would be involved in Chelsea’s holiday fixtures:

We have to play every three days [over the festive period] so one match he will be in the starting XI for sure.

Cesc Fabregas out vs Crystal Palace

The other eye-catching absentee for Chelsea was Cesc Fabregas.

The Spanish midfielder has been sparingly used in the Premier League this season.

Yet, while Jorginho has taken Fabregas’s place in the team, Cesc is almost always on the bench as a back-up.

In the past few days rumours have popped up suggesting Man City could try to sign Cesc in January.

Were Fabregas to be heading out of the Stamford Bridge exit door, one could assume the midfielder would want to miss the Crystal Palace game and any possible risk of injury before he can complete a deal.

Also see: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live streaming: Watch online.

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas one of two midfield options for Man City in January.

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