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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is enjoying his best ever season at Chelsea, as the 23-year-old has been a very important player for the Blues this season, especially in the Europa League.
FIFA has rejected Chelsea’s appeal against the impending two-window transfer ban and the Blues might have to do without signing players this summer.
Loftus-Cheek has reacted to the incident and has urged the club to keep the current squad and bring some loan players back to the club.
“If the club is banned from transfers then we will have to keep the squad we have and bring some of the loan players back. But that isn’t something that should be used to get more just, I just want to work hard,” said Loftus-Cheek ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt.
On a personal note, Loftus-Cheek is pleased with the season he has had so far and is happy with how much he has helped the team, and feels a huge part of Chelsea’s success this season.
He has featured 10 times in the Europa League so far, scoring a hat-trick against BATE Borisov back in October, and overall he has 38 Chelsea appearances to his name in 2018/19.
Speaking ahead of Thursday’s game, Loftus-Cheek said: “It’s the most I’ve played in my career, the most goals I have got in a season, and that’s due to playing more,’ Loftus-Cheek said in a press conference at Cobham today.
“It feels good. I have won things with Chelsea but it’s never felt like I was a main player or helped the team as much as I would have liked to win a medal.
“A lot of my game-time has been in the Europa League this season, scoring goals and helping the team. It would definitely feel different to lift this trophy. I would have the feeling I have helped the team a lot on the way to lifting it, so if we do that would be amazing.
“I’ve had some difficult times with injuries over the last couple of years,” added Loftus-Cheek.
“Even this season I have got injured a lot, but I know how to deal with that now mentally, and to stay as sharp as I can when I have been injured because when I’ve come back I’ve hit the ground running.
“I’m 23 now. I don’t think I should be seen as a young player. It’s down to me to step up, and play well when I have the opportunity.”