Ruben Loftus-Cheek wants to emulate Chelsea FC legend

Ruben Loftus-Cheek opens up about how he'd love to follow in John Terry's footsteps at Chelsea FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed that he hopes to develop into an important dressing-room influence and follow in John Terry’s footsteps at Chelsea FC.

The England midfielder has been earning more of a regular spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri in recent weeks after having initially struggled to make an impact.

The 23-year-old impressed during his loan spell at Crystal Palace last season and he initially struggled to hold down a regular spot in Sarri’s team this season.

However, he was used more regularly in the second part of the campaign and he ended up scoring six goals and making two assists in 24 Premier League games for the Blues.

He also netted four times and made three assists in the Europa League to help the Blues set up a final showdown with Arsenal in Baku at the end of the month.

Loftus-Cheek looked up to former Chelsea FC captain Terry and the midfielder is now hoping to be able to follow in his footsteps at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, Loftus-Cheek said: “He [Terry] was always organising and sorting stuff out to make it easier for us.

“On the pitch he was very vocal and was that character you have at the back who would organise and make you feel safe.

“I’ve observed that and felt that feeling, and that’s something that comes with experience. The more experience I get, then hopefully I can be that person.”

Loftus-Cheek will be hoping to feature for Chelsea FC when they look to end the season on a high by beating Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on 29 May.

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