Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has explained why he is confident of starting the new season in the best shape of his career so far.
“I had last season as a season where I can find my feet and it definitely felt like that at the start,” Loftus-Cheek told Chelsea’s official app. “I was struggling mentally and needed to focus on just taking risks in training and get that feel back.
“But it eventually came and I was doing really well in games, so I’ve had my injury and I’ve had a season now to get fit and feel confident in my body and this season is where I hit the ground running.”
“I feel really fit now and strong, and hopefully the injuries stay away. Last season was my first full injury-free season which is a massive positive for me, because I always used to get niggles.
“Even though I was fit I’d be out for a week or a couple of days, miss a couple of matches, but last season was good for my body to be fit every training session and available for every game.”