Loftus-Cheek reveals what Tuchel told him that helped bring out his best

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek completed 90 Premier League minutes in a Chelsea shirt for the first time since May 2019 in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Brentford on Saturday.

Loftus-Cheek, who almost left Chelsea on loan during the summer, has become an important player for the Blues under Thomas Tuchel in recent weeks.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Loftus-Cheek revealed what Tuchel told him that helped bring out his best: “He says: ‘If I play this position, be strong, use my body, dominate physically and play how I play’. I think if you overthink stuff, things can go bad.

“I’ve played football all my life, it’s just about playing how you normally do and not overthinking, and have fun – that’s the main thing. I think we forget sometimes with all the pressure and having to win, we have to enjoy it as well.”

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