SARRI NOT YET CERTAIN ABOUT LOFTUS-CHEEK’S FUTURE

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Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek is keen on having a good campaign this season at Chelsea, with new manager Maurizio Sarri.

The 22-year-old impressed on loan with Crystal Palace last season and also impressed for England at this summer’s World Cup.

He cut short his holiday to join up with his team-mates at Cobham earlier this week and stake a claim in Sarri’s team ahead of next season.

Loftus-Cheek is yet to play a match under Sarri as he has been unavailable in our pre-season games, and the Italian is remaining coy on his future.

Speaking about the young midfielder’s future, Sarri said: “Loftus I have seen him just for three or four trainings so I want to wait to judge.”

Loftus-Cheek admitted last month that he has struggled with a lack of opportunities at Chelsea.

“It’s been so difficult to go from playing every game then get to the seniors and not be given a chance,” the England international said.

“It’s really difficult mentally, there’s only so long you just enjoy training with top players. From a year ago, I’ve improved so much from playing. A game situation is completely different.

“It’s hard to compare the faith of Gareth Southgate and Roy Hodgson and my lack of chances at Chelsea because it’s such a big club – managers are under pressure and maybe don’t want to take a chance on a young player.

“I don’t understand what’s going on behind the scenes fully, but Chelsea’s a massive club and I understand why chances don’t come so often.”

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