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Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek starred for Crystal Palace during his loan spell at the club, and those performances have been rewarded with a call-up to England’s World Cup squad.

Despite missing three months of the campaign with an ankle problem, Loftus-Cheek made more starts for Palace (22) than in his entire career at Chelsea (13).

Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed his intention to keep the Chelsea academy product, but Loftus-Cheek is focused on the World Cup and has said that he isn’t worried about his future.

“I always try to improve my game but this was my first real season as a Premier League player,” said Loftus-Cheek.

“I didn’t play as much as I wanted because of the injuries, but I am excited for next season and just want to play a lot again.

“I’m not thinking about that (going on loan again) too much right now. I’m trying to focus on this summer and what’s to come.

“This tournament is too big to be overlooking and not giving my full focus. Right now my mind is on that.

“But I have to go back to Chelsea for pre-season anyway, that is where I will be after the World Cup. So I will decide, when that time comes.

“I’m not too worried (about his future). It will get sorted. But I’m focused on training well now and looking to get as fit as possible for the World Cup.”

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