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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed why Ruben Loftus-Cheek was left out of the team-squad in yesterday’s derby against Arsenal:

“It depends on the position on the pitch,” said Sarri, when asked why Loftus-Cheek was not included.

“I prefer to have on the bench two wingers, and only one midfielder. So it depends on this. Not any other situation. ‘I needed on the bench one goalkeeper, one full-back, one centre-back, maybe two midfielders and only one winger, but yesterday I preferred vice versa, two wingers and one midfielder.”

Chelsea won 3-2 with goals by Pedro, Morata and Marcos Alonso.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be very useful this season for Chelsea under new manager Maurizio Sarri.

The England international, speaking to the club official website, has discussed the position on the field he would love to play:

Playing in a 4-3-3 in an attacking midfield position is kind of my position really, my suited position, so hopefully I can bring my best football to the team,” Loftus-Cheek said.

Then, the young midfielder also spoke about how the team is developing the new boss’ ideas: “The boys are working really hard trying to understand how the boss wants us to play, on and off the ball, and it will only get better”. he added.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit the post in the ICC clash between Chelsea and Olympique Lyon at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Maurizio Sarri was full of praise when asked to provide a comment on the England international disposal against the Ligue 1 giants: “He is potentially a great player” Sarri told journalists.

“He has to improve on the tactical point of view. But it is not a problem. He is very young, he can be a very useful for us”.

The 22-year-old was substituted in the second half, when Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley all came off the bench to replace Loftus-Cheek, Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

 

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England international and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek told SkySports he “understands” the Blues are a massive club despite “not be given a chance” at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte’s management has been “so difficult”. 

The former Crystal Palace star said: “It’s been so difficult to go from playing every game then get to the seniors and not be given a chance. It’s really difficult mentally, there’s only so long you just enjoy training with top players.

“From a year ago, I’ve improved so much from playing. A game situation is completely different. It’s hard to compare the faith of Gareth Southgate and Roy Hodgson and my lack of chances at Chelsea because it’s such a big club – managers are under pressure and maybe don’t want to take a chance on a young player.

About Maurizio Sarri‘s imminent arrival, Loftus-Cheek added: “I don’t understand what’s going on behind the scenes fully, but Chelsea’s a massive club and I understand why chances don’t come so often”.

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Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill played the whole game against Belgium tonight, saving a certain goal from Michy Batshuayi earlier in the first half.

The England international and Blues’ captain was selected in the starting XI to face Red Devils in Kaliningrad, with also Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek involved in the game.

Chelsea stars Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi featured for Belgium, while Eden Hazard was an unused sub in Roberto Martinez’s team.

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Crystal Palace hope to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan again next season.

Palace believe the Blues could allow the England international, who made his first World Cup start for the Three Lions in Sunday’s 6-1 win against Panama, to go out on loan for another year.

Loftus-Cheek played a key role in helping the Eagles avoid relegation last season and has made it clear he wants regular football next term.

Palace want the 22-year-old back but are likely to face competition after his impressive performances for England, with Everton and Newcastle interested.
But Loftus-Cheek enjoyed his time at Palace and they hope that will put them at the front of the queue to sign him.
However the midfielder, who grew-up as a footballer in Chelsea academy and made his first team debut under José Mourinho three years ago, said he will decide his future once his experience in the World Cup is over.

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek played the whole game against Panama in Novgorod this afternoon.

The 22-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, was involved in England’s 6-1 victory against Los Canaleros.

Loftus-Cheek went close to scoring in the 62nd minute with a left-footed shot which was deflected from Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who grabbed his hat-trick becoming the best goalscorer at 2018 World Cup so far.

England will cope with Belgium in the final game of Group G next Thursday.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has confirmed he will make a decision over his Chelsea future at the end of the World Cup.

The England international, who’s been selected from Gareth Southgate in the 23-man squad which will travel to Russia, played 22 games for Crystal Palace in 2017/18 campaign.

“Going forward I’ve really realised the importance of playing regularly for my own progress and development,” he told Mirror Sport. 

“I felt like I got better and better every game at Palace so playing regularly is the key going forward and that will help me make my decision after the World Cup.”

Loftus-Cheek recently added Chelsea would remain his first choice if regular first-team football is guaranteed.

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22-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has confirmed Chelsea would remain his first choice if regular first-team football is guaranteed. The England international, who’s been selected from Gareth Southgate in the 23-man squad which will travel to Russia next month, played 22 games for Crystal Palace in 2017/18 campaign.

Loftus-Cheek said speaking at a press conference: “I always try to improve my game but this was my first real season as a Premier League player. I didn’t play as much as I wanted because of the injuries, but I am excited for next season and just want to play a lot again”.

“I’m not thinking about going on loan again too much right now. I’m trying to focus on this summer and what’s to come. This tournament is too big to be overlooking and not giving my full focus. Right now my mind is on that”.

The midfielder suffered an ankle injury which kept him out for three months earlier this season.

“I have to go back to Chelsea for pre-season anyway, that is where I will be after the World Cup. So I will decide, when that time comes” Loftus-Cheek added.

“I’m not too worried about future. It will get sorted. But I’m focused on training well now and looking to get as fit as possible for the World Cup.”

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek celebrating his first official goal with Chelsea against Scunthorpe © Francesca Ceciarini

England coach Gareth Southgate just announced his squad for Russia 2018 World Cup.

Chelsea players Gary Cahill and Ruben Loftus- Cheek ( who played on loan to Crystal Palace this season) were named in the 23-men list.

The selected players in full:

Goalkeepers – Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders – John Stones (Manchester City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)

Midfielders – Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace/ Chelsea), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Fabian Delph (Manchester City)

Forwards-  Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

 

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