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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has backed Chelsea to challenge for Premier League titles under Frank Lampard.
“The young boys have done really well so credit to them,” Loftus-Cheek told Chelsea’s official website.
“They’ve shown that they can play at this level and help the team win.
“The gaffer always said he would play academy players but they have to be doing well to play.
“That’s really encouraging for the youngsters coming through the academy in the future that they have a gaffer who’s willing to play them if they show they can play at the level.
“The whole squad have done really well this season, especially having no new players coming in and the team being very young.
“Considering those things and a new manager with new tactics and a new way of playing, we’ve done really well to be where we are at the moment.
“We’ve had times on the pitch where we know ourselves that we need to improve but that’s just football and if we can improve on what we’ve talked about as a collective then we could really be a team that’s in contention for titles in the future.”