Rio Ferdinand sends advice to Chelsea FC star: Bang down Maurizio Sarri’s door

The Man United legend has some words of advice for Chelsea FC star Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek needs to put Maurizio Sarri under pressure to start the Chelsea FC star.

The 21-year-old saw his stock rise during an impressive season-long loan at Crystal Palace in the 2017-18 Premier League campaign.

Loftus-Cheek scored two goals and made three assists in 24 appearances for the Eagles in the English top flight last term.

His performances under Roy Hodgson earned the 21-year-old a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad in the summer.

Loftus-Cheek started three games in the World Cup against Belgium and Panama to earn rave reviews ahead of his return to Chelsea FC.

However, new Blues manager Sarri has used the England international sparingly after the versatile midfielder made two substitute appearances.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes Loftus-Cheek needs to be challenging Sarri over his lack of opportunities this term.

“Look at Jadon Sancho, he’s tearing up the Bundesliga!” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“If I’m Ruben Loftus-Cheek I’m banging down the manager’s door!”

Chelsea FC were 4-1 winners against Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon thanks to Eden Hazard’s hat-trick.

The Blues are sitting at the top of the Premier League table but level on points with Liverpool FC after five games.

The west London side finished in fifth place in the Premier League last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League.

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