Powerful box-to-box midfielder confirms desire to play for Chelsea

The hope to get more appearances for the Blues senior team appears to be steaming for England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

It was earlier reported that the midfielder’s future at the Bridge was gradually fading away under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

Loftus-Cheek was mooted to play in the Championship this season after spurning advances from clubs in the Premier League.

However, there are rumours floating about saying a move to Crystal Palace could happen this season. But, the player has brushed off the chances of that happening sooner.

Loftus-Cheek wants to keep his job at Chelsea, but since putting down interests from clubs competing for his signature, the 22-year-old has yet to play 90 minutes on the pitch.

Nonetheless, he’s not swayed by the threatening circumstances, and is determined to not succumb to them.

“My focus is at Chelsea and learning at Chelsea.” Admitted Ruben, when asked about the possibility of a move to Selhurst Park in January.

A bulk of Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s game is pinned on physicality which has dipped, but he’s assured he will pull his socks up even higher, if that means getting an edge in Sarri’s team-sheet.

“A lot of my game is based on physicality and I obviously didn’t feel my fittest against Switzerland but I will build on that. I’ve spoken a lot with Sarri in the past couple of weeks and he’s told me I need to learn tactically and his ways in training. The quicker I get that then the more opportunities I will get to play.” Loftus-Cheek said.