The player’s future is still uncertain with the club
Roben Loftus-Cheek came through the ranks of Chelsea and made his senior debut for the club in 2014. The classy midfielder is held in high regard by those in west London.
But the 22 year old couldn’t establish himself as a regular for the Blues at the path was blocked by big money signings. He just made 32 appearances for the club before joining Crystal Palace on a season long loan last summer in order to get more first team football.
Despite struggling with injuries, the midfielder was impressive with his performances for the Eagles, score two goals and assisted three in 24 appearances. He has shown what he is capable of when given regular game time, with senior international recognition coming his way with England
He has been selected in the World Cup squad and made a dream full debut in the 6-1 Group G thrashing of Panama on Sunday, which enhanced his reputation even further. He provided an assist to Harry Kane which secured his hat-trick.
England made it to the semi-finals but were defeated by Croatia. They also lost against Belgium in the third place face off and finished fourth in the tournament.
But it is still unsure whether he is in the plans of new manager Maurizio Sarri and with the arrival of Jorginho he could fall further behind the pecking order. They already have N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley, Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko fighting for a place in the starting XI.
The English midfielder has been urged to leave Chelsea by Glenn Hoddle in order for more first team football.
ITV reporter Jacqui Oatley said to Hoddle as quoted by Express: “You say produce them (star players), they are there you could say, given the success of the younger (England) age groups.
“But the likes of Loftus-Cheek we saw today, promising, does he need to move do you think?”
Hoddle replied: “Oh without a doubt.
“There’s a classic example of where he has definitely got to play back-to-back games for a couple of seasons. Then we’ll see what he really can do.
“He had a great game today, even when we were playing poor.
“He was our best player.”
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