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Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Manchester United

Sports Mole rounds up Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's EFL Cup encounter with Manchester United.

Chelsea play host to Manchester United in the EFL Cup fourth round on Wednesday night on the back of seven successive wins in all competitions.

While Frank Lampard has consistently found himself having to deal with injury issues to key players, the Blues have still been able to build strong momentum on the pitch.

However, with several squad members closing in on a return to action, Lampard may see the game at Stamford Bridge as an opportunity to rest some of his star men.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension list for Chelsea ahead of the showdown in West London.

N'Golo Kante

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante reacts after missing a chance during the EFL Cup final against Manchester City on February 24, 2019© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: November 2 (vs. Watford)

With Kante still struggling with a groin injury, Lampard reiterated last Friday that the Blues medical staff were being cautious with the Frenchman. The midfielder is not expected to feature on Wednesday night.

Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen in action for Chelsea on May 5, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: November 2 (vs. Watford)

While Christensen is nearing a return from a hamstring injury, which was sustained on international duty with Denmark, the centre-back is unlikely to play any part in this match.

Antonio Rudiger

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

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: Unknown

Rudiger has been absent since playing 45 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the middle of September. However, while it remains touch and go whether the Germany international will return to action on Wednesday, Rudiger will hope to step up his recovery in this match.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action for Chelsea in pre-season on August 3, 2018© Reuters

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

Loftus-Cheek has been out since May with a major Achilles injury and he is believed to still be at least a month from being considered for selection.

Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley warms up for Chelsea on August 13, 2019© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: October 30 (vs. Man United)

Barkley has missed the last two matches after suffering an ankle injury against Newcastle United in October. However, the England midfielder could be back in contention on Wednesday.


Chelsea have no players who are suspended for the meeting with United.

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