Maurizio Sarri sends Chelsea FC message to Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Maurizio Sarri reassures Ruben Loftus-Cheek that he will get a regular spot in the first team at Chelsea FC

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Maurizio Sarri has told Ruben Loftus-Cheek that he will get first-team opportunities at Chelsea FC this season.

The midfielder returned to Stamford Bridge this summer after having enjoyed a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace last term and earning a spot in the England squad for the World Cup in Russia.

Loftus-Cheek, 22, will naturally be looking to continue his development by notching up as many first team minutes as possible this season.

However, he faces some tough competition to get into the starting line-up at Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Jorginho and Ross Barkley all competing for midfield positions.

It had been suggested that Loftus-Cheek could head out on loan again this season to gain some more regular playing time, but he will be staying at Stamford Bridge until the January transfer window at least.

Now, Sarri has insisted that there will be opportunities for Loftus-Cheek in the first team in the coming weeks and months.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Sarri said: “Loftus-Cheek, for me, is a very good player. Of course there will be [a spot for him in the team] in the future.”

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to West Ham United.

The Blues are looking to make it six wins in a row in the top flight this season and keep their spot at the top of the table.

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