The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted with the news that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be staying at Stamford Bridge this summer. According to a report in the Gambling Times late last week, Chelsea are set to refuse any offers for him ahead of next season.
Of courses, Loftus-Cheek has yet to really make an impact at Stamford Bridge, with his first major break coming at Crystal Palace last season.
Since then, he’s come on leaps and bounds, and he’s getting better and better.
Fortunately for him, Chelsea’s midfield was poor last season, and so if the Blues are going to have any chance of improving next season, it makes sense to give Loftus-Cheek a chance.
He can add a lot to the team where others have failed. He’s got excellent energy, dribbling and technique, and that would make him a real asset.
But how exactly would he fit into the team?
DM – N’Golo Kante
Though Chelsea struggled last season, N’Golo Kante proved that he was still up to the task.
The Frenchman is arguably Europe’s best midfielder at the moment, with his incredible defensive quality transforming the way that Chelsea are able to play.
He’s not the most technically gifted of players, but his relentless running and enthusiasm make him a real pest.
Chelsea must hold on to him.
CM – Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has really come of age over the last year or so.
He’s gone from being an underused member of the Chelsea squad to an England international – and the sky really is the limit.
The 22-year-old is up there with Europe’s most talented young players, and Chelsea must use him next season.
He’ll be the perfect player to run the channels and help this team tick next season.
CM – Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas hasn’t had the best year, but it’s clear he’s still got the talent.
The Spaniard has, and is, one of Europe’s best passers – and a poor campaign under Antonio Conte won’t change that.
He’s got a lot to give to this Chelsea, and he’ll be tasked with adding some much-needed technical ability to this team.
With Loftus-Cheek handling much of the running, Fabregas will be free to do what he does best.