Ruben Loftus-Cheek reflects on his unnatural role at Chelsea

Ruben Loftus-Cheek explains what convinced him to leave Chelsea this summer.

The Chelsea academy graduate ended his nine-year spell with the Blues after failing to become a first-team regular under different managers at Stamford Bridge.

He made only 155 appearances across competitions while registering 13 goals and 18 assists.

Primarily a midfielder, Loftus-Cheek played as a right wing-back during the latter stages of his Chelsea career.

He reunited with his former Chelsea teammate Fikayo Tomori at AC Milan and Chelsea received around £15m from the Serie A giants.

So far, the 27-year-old midfielder enjoyed a decent start to his Serie A career and grabbed two assists in his first three games.

“I’ve played in many roles throughout my career,” Loftus-Cheek told DAZN.

“In the last two years mostly in a defensive position, and it wasn’t natural for me.

“I’ve always liked having the ball at my feet, having the freedom to create, to be decisive. I couldn’t do that in the last two seasons, that way of playing didn’t make me happy.


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