Former Blue claims this player will go down the history books as one of Chelsea and England’s best players

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Former Chelsea academy player Jordan Houghton has heaped praises on ex-academy teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Houghton has been with Loftus-Cheek from their U9 days, and he believes that the 24-year-old’s career has only been hampered by injuries. Houghton has now claimed that Loftus-Cheek will go down history lane as one of the best players to have played for Chelsea and England.

“Ruben had all the attributes so you knew that he could be a top player. He was an absolute beast,” Houghton said.

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“Me and him started from U9s. We got to the U16s youth team and it was only me and him left from our group.

“Now, he is still going and going strong. I am sure when he is back [from injury], he is going to hit the ground running because he is a top player. He will be a top player for England.

“I am sure he will go down in the history books as one of Chelsea and England’s best players. He has absolutely everything and he deserves his success.”

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