Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted he pushed to leave Chelsea on loan for Fulham.
Loftus-Cheek said: “We [me and Frank Lampard] had an honest conversation. I was the one who initiated it. I felt like it was paramount that I played a lot of football this season.
“With the strength in depth at Chelsea and how I was feeling, I was not sure being out for so long that when I had the opportunity that I could play fantastically and hold down a place in the starting XI.
“I was not 100 per cent I could do that, because I need to build my confidence back up.”