Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been ruled out of Crystal Palace’s clash with Swansea on Saturday.

The Chelsea loanee injured his groin in training and is expected to be sidelined for a week.

Loftus-Cheek, 21, has impressed in his opening two games for Palace, linking up well with Christian Benteke.

Eagles boss Frank de Boer confirmed the young midfielder will not be available for selection, and gave an update on Wilfried Zaha’s fitness.

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He said: “Ruben has a groin injury and is out for this week. Wilf is improving, but he's still in recovery.”

Meanwhile, Swansea will be without their talisman Fernando Llorente for the trip to Selhurst Park.

The Spaniard returned to first-team training last week after breaking his arm in a bike accident on holiday.

But the Palace game will come too soon for the frontman, who scored 15 goals for Swansea last season.