Loftus-Cheek gives verdict on Lampard’s decision to play him as a winger

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was played in an unfamiliar role in the game against Aston Villa.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard decided to try out Loftus-Cheek on the flanks, but it didn’t really come out well for the 24-year-old, as Loftus-Cheek looked rusty and out of place. The Blues boss decided to sub him off after 55 minutes of play.

Despite being played out of position, Loftus-Cheek has now admitted that he’s ready to play in any position in order to help the team. Loftus-Cheek also revealed that he can’t wait to get back to his form last season.

“I want to do as much as I can for the team,” Loftus-Cheek continued.

“I played on the wing at the weekend, but I’ve played in midfield most of my career. Wherever I play I hope to bring what I can bring, my power and my strength, and try and get as many goals as possible.

“That’s what I did last season, getting in the box and trying to get goals, and using physicality in the middle of the park. I can’t wait to feel that power back and get my strength and speed to where it was last season.”

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