Chelsea fans delighted by Loftus-Cheek return

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in contention to return to action for Chelsea when they host Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, per a tweet from the club’s official account during Gianfranco Zola’s pre-match press conference.

The English midfielder has not played for the club since their FA Cup clash with Nottingham Forest earlier this month, due to a back injury.

However, Zola, who is Maurizio Sarri’s assistant manager, has confirmed that he is in contention to play against the Owls at Stamford Bridge as the west London outfit look to follow up their Carabao Cup semi-final success by reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Loftus-Cheek’s return comes as a major boost for Sarri’s side, who have been frustrated in their pursuit of a central midfielder throughout January.

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The Guardian report that PSG have signed Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg, a player that, according to The Telegraph, Sarri was keen to acquire this month.

The club has yet to bring in a midfielder in January, despite allowing Cesc Fabregas, per BBC, to join AS Monaco in a deal that did not involve a transfer fee.

Bringing the 23-year-old back into the fold offers a potential solution for the Italian, provided that he can stay fit throughout the remainder of the season.

And Chelsea fans are delighted at the prospect of the midfielder, who has won 10 caps for England, making his imminent return at Stamford Bridge.

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