Manager Thomas Tochel said returning Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku was in line to make his second debut for the club against Arsenal in Sunday’s London derby.
Lukaku was not included in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday as he observed Corona virus protocol after traveling from Italy to rejoin Inter Milan.
The 28-year-old returned to Chelsea with .5 97.5 million (13 135 million), seven years after leaving Serie A last season after helping Serie A to his first league title in 11 years.
“We expect Romelo to end his quarantine on Tuesday to join team training. We will try to get him ready to play against Arsenal and hopefully he will be back on the pitch,” said Tachel.
Tachel added that midfielder Anne Golo Kante, who missed the first league game of the season as a precaution after an ankle injury, is expected to join on Sunday, but Robin Loftus is expected to join Galvid 19. Positive tests are out of contention.
“Ngolo felt pain in his ankle on Friday. He felt it in the warm-up of the Super Cup match against Villarreal. He played a little in pain and (on Friday) he felt it again,” Tochel said.
“We have decided to take him out at the start of the season and not take any risks anymore. I think Anne Gollo will be ready for Arsenal in the middle of the week.
Unfortunately, Rubin had a positive test on Thursday.