Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits he understands why there have been calls for him to leave Chelsea after struggling to play regularly at Chelsea.
According to Loftus-Cheek, calls have been made for him to leave Chelsea because he’s 22 and he haven’t got too many Premier League starts to his name.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed on Friday that Loftus-Cheek won’t leave Stamford Bridge on loan in January and Loftus-Cheek admits he is happy to stay at Chelsea because he loves Chelsea.
“I hear it a lot, and I can see why people are saying that, because I’m 22 now and haven’t got too many Premier League starts to my name,” Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports.
“I haven’t played too many minutes, whether it be in the Premier League and the Championship, and at 22 it’s not seen as enough by some people. I do hear it. I love the club and I love Chelsea, I want to play for Chelsea.
“Last season [moving to Palace on loan] was a decision I made because I hadn’t played any football really, at the age of 21, and last season was great for me at Palace.
“I think I had 24 [appearances] in the Premier League, and then to go on and make my England debut. I made a lot of steps last year.
“Playing football was massive for me and you can see why people want to see me play, and I want to play as well.”