Loftus-Cheek admits the signing of Kai Havertz and Co made him leave Chelsea

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek was having a good time at Chelsea two seasons ago, before he got injured in a charity game before the Europa League final in 2018.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard still believed in the quality of the 24-year-old and gave him some chances to blossom, but it never really worked.

Loftus-Cheek is currently on loan with Fulham, but he admitted that it was his idea to leave on loan, knowing that his confidence was low, coupled with the massive signings that Chelsea had embarked on.

“We had an honest conversation,” Ruben Loftus-Cheek told The Sun when asked how Frank Lampard agreed to let him join Fulham on loan. “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.

“That was basically the theme of the chat. The gaffer agreed on that and things went on from there.”

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