Ruben Loftus-Cheek out of England qualifiers

The Football Association reports that Ruben Loftus-Cheek has withdrawn from the England squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro due to injury.

As well as the Chelsea midfielder, Manchester City’s John Stones and Fabian Delph have also withdrawn with Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse called up as a replacement.

Ross Barkley was named in the original squad for the games on Friday and Monday.

Loftus-Cheek played 25 minutes of the second half of yesterday’s defeat at Everton.

We will have a full rundown of all the international call-ups for Chelsea players later this week.

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