Date: 25th August 2018 at 10:43am
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This Sunday, against Newcastle United, it would appear that the best Ruben Loftus-Cheek can hope for is a place on the substitutes bench, if he’s lucky.

The midfielder, who starred in England’s recent World Cup campaign, is unable to force his way into Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven with Ross Barkley having edged ahead of him in the pecking order.

Naturally, Loftus-Cheek is keen to play regular first-team football and there has been the talk of the midfielder going off on a loan spell, possibly abroad seeing as the Premier League transfer window is closed.

However, at the pre-match press conference ahead of the visit to Newcastle, Sarri, as reported by the BBC, has ruled out an immediate loan move for the star, remarking,

“I’ve spoken with him twice this week, and after I spoke with the club, so I think he will remain with us. We can speak again about his situation, but I think only in December.”

Loftus-Cheek needs to be patient in this developing scenario. Although Chelsea are currently only playing one game a week, at present, the hectic schedule increases shortly with Chelsea set to begin their participation in the Europa League and the League Cup, two competitions where the talented midfielder is sure to get the opportunity to impress.

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One Reply to “Patience Needs To Be The Name Of The Game For Frustrated Chelsea Midfielder”

  • If we accept that all players at Chelsea have the required skill levels and therefore the ability to play at the top level (if they don’t then they shouldn’t be here) I would struggle to believe that any manager would fail to notice a player’s attitude in training and, assuming it’s good, give that player a chance in at least the cup competitions. So Ruben ought to get a few starts and then it’s up to him to earn the right to more. Excepting Hazard and Kante who are probably undropable and don’t play in his position anyway (although I suppose Kante’s new role muddies the water) any other non back 4 position is there to be earned on merit. Just believe in yourself and work as hard as Frank Lampard did, and you will be fine

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