Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a message for Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri

Ruben Loftus-Cheek insists that he is ready to try and impress new Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri

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

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has told Maurizio Sarri that he is ready and waiting for a chance to impress him in the Chelsea FC team this season.

The Blues have made a solid start to life under the Italian boss after he was brought in as Antonio Conte’s successor at Stamford Bridge back in July.

Chelsea FC have been earning praise for the way that they have been quickly adapting to their new manager’s style of play as they look to try and break back into the top four in the Premier League this term.

Loftus-Cheek is being made to wait for first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge, after Sarri decided to keep hold of the midfielder following his successful loan spell at Crystal Palace last season.

The 22-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game for the west London club this season but he continues to work hard behind the scenes as he looks to try and impress his new manager.

Loftus-Cheek insists that it is perfectly normal for a club of Chelsea FC’s stature to have multiple world-class players in each position – and the England star says he is simply waiting for his chance to impress.

“We’re winning nearly every game now and Chelsea are one of the best clubs so there are going to be top players in the starting XI,” said Loftus-Cheek, speaking in an interview with Sky Sports before Sunday’s trip to Southampton.

“I think it’s down to us to work hard and keep improving as much as we can in training – even though we’re not playing – and to try and stay sharp because you might get an opportunity.

“Someone gets injured and you have to be ready so it’s up to us to have the right mentality during the weeks.

“We still feel part of the group. We’re a team, we’re there at every game and encouraging the starting XI if we’re on the bench so I think it’s important that we don’t have any negative energy around the team.

“We’re doing so well at the minute and we need to keep that positivity in the team.”

Loftus-Cheek was a regular fixture in the Crystal Palace team last term and his solid performances for the Eagles earned him a place in the England squad at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are aiming to break back into the top four this season after they finished fifth and won the FA Cup last term under Conte.

They will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on 20 October in front of their home fans.

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