This name is very familiar to our Chelsea residents lining up in the Transfer Tavern, many of whom consider him to be Chelsea’s foremost prospect.
Indeed, his chances of success with the Champions looked high in 2015/16 – the 21-year-old made 17 appearances scoring two goals in the process.
Loftus-Cheek, who has been at the club since he was a young child, was reduced to a limited role last season making 11 first team appearances – seven of which came from the substitutes bench.
Nonetheless, thanks to European football, Chelsea will be facing a congested fixture list and should seek to maximise the availability of squad players.
Additionally, our landlord is satisfied that Conte will look to improve on their fourth-round exit in the Carabao Cup, so there are opportunities in which Loftus-Cheek’s talent could be utilised.
The beauty of having such a player is that he’s able to operate anywhere in central midfield, that could be as a holding midfielder or positioned as a number 10.
Conte even suggested that he could maximise Loftus-Cheek’s talents as a striker, a position in which he played during pre-season last Summer.
The Englishman demonstrates the priceless versatility that could be of enormous benefit to Chelsea if used correctly.
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