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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is currently on the sidelines after he ruptured his Achilles in a friendly before the Europa League victory over Arsenal in May but he is expected to return to training in November.
Ahead of the midfielder’s return to full fitness, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is already thinking of how best to use the 23 year old.
According to The Sun, Lampard is believed to be considering trying Ruben Loftus-Cheek as his main striker.
Lampard has used both Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as his main striker so far this season and The Sun claim the Chelsea boss is seriously considering using Loftus-Cheek as a striker.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte used Loftus-Cheek as a striker and Lampard is considering trying out Loftus-Cheek as a striker.
Lampard is a big fan of Loftus-Cheek and spoke glowingly about him while working as a pundit for the BBC at last summer’s World Cup: “Ruben is someone I know really well from when he was coming through the youth ranks at Chelsea.
“Straight away he made an impression because of his physical attributes, but he knew how to play too – he had great ability and even then he could drift past people on the ball.
“He does that even better now, with his pace and power when he is running at you, which makes him different from a lot of modern-day midfield players – and puts a fear into the opposition that they do not usually have.”