Ruben Loftus-Cheek drops hint about Chelsea FC future
Ruben Loftus-Cheek suggests that he could head back to Crystal Palace in January on loan
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has suggested that he could head back to Crystal Palace on loan in the January transfer window if he is unable to hold down a regular spot at Chelsea FC.
The midfielder has remained at Chelsea FC to fight for a first-team place under new manager Maurizio Sarri, despite the competition for places in the Blues first team.
Loftus-Cheek spent last season on loan to Crystal Palace and his positive performances for the Eagles earned him a call-up to the England squad for the World Cup in Russia.
The 22-year-old is understandably eager to get some regular playing time this season, and that may not be possible at Chelsea FC.
The midfielder has so far only made two brief substitute appearances in Chelsea FC’s opening four Premier League games this season.
And despite admitting that he may consider his future in the January transfer window, Loftus-Cheek insists that he will be fully focused on Chelsea FC until then.
Asked if he could head back to Palace in January, Loftus-Cheek is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “Possibly, but it is still far away, there are still a lot of games to play and I just have to see what happens.
“Right now I am at Chelsea and my focus is at Chelsea and learning at Chelsea. That is in the future and we will deal with that when it comes.
“I’m not sure when I am going to play. It is just down to me working hard in training, I don’t know whether I am going to play or not play but for me it stays the same, I still train well and do everything the right way in case I do play.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they host Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge.