Jamie Redknapp raves about 22-year-old Chelsea FC star

The Liverpool FC legend is a big of Chelsea FC star Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp Photo: Sky One

Jamie Redknapp has heaped praise on “exceptional” Chelsea FC midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The England international impressed during a season-long loan spell at London side Crystal Palace in the 2017-18 season.

Loftus-Cheek has scored two goals and has made three assists in 22 starts and three substitute appearances in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old was named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup after his impressive Premier League campaign.

Loftus-Cheek was a substitute in a 2-1 win over Tunisia before the English midfielder started their final two group games against Panama and Belgium.

His final start in a 2-0 loss to Belgium in the World Cup third-place playoff to get some vital experience under his belt.

Former Liverpool FC captain Redknapp believes Loftus-Cheek is a big talent in the Blues squad.

“He is a real player,” Redknapp told Sky Sports’ The Debate. “He was exceptional at the World Cup.

“He showed a real power and a hunger. When he plays fast, he is real good.”

Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term despite Antonio Conte leading the Blues to title glory in 2016-17.

The west London side appointed Maurizio Sarri as Conte’s successor before the additions of Napoli star Jorginho and England veteran Rob Green.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker sends message to Mo Salah after Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth
2018 Review
The Sport Review
New generation makes its move as Zverev, Coric, Khachanov and more pack top 20
The Sport Review
Liverpool FC release statement on Joe Gomez injury latest