LoftusCheek keen to break into first team

first_imgChelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is keen to break into the club’s first team this season despite only featuring sparingly so far.The midfielder who started England’s friendly match against Switzerland on Tuesday has struggled for game time so far since he returned back to Stamford Bridge after the World Cup.Loftus-cheek was a part of England’s 23 man squad to this summer’s World Cup after impressing whilst on loan at crystal Palace last season.So far he has struggled to do so, playing just 33 minutes of football for the Blues in two substitute appearances this term.Asked if he could head back to Palace in January, Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports:“Possibly, but it is still far away, there are still a lot of games to play and I just have to see what happens.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Right now I am at Chelsea and my focus is at Chelsea and learning at Chelsea. That is in the future and we will deal with that when it comes.“I’m not sure when I am going to play. It is just down to me working hard in training, I don’t know whether I am going to play or not play but for me it stays the same, I still train well and do everything the right way in case I do play.”“There are a lot of games coming up so I think there will be more opportunities coming for players that are not playing every week,” he added.“We have to be ready and do our best when we get the chance. We had a lot of talks in the past couple of weeks and he [Sarri] said to me that I need to learn tactically so a lot of my focus and effort is learning his tactics and his ways in training.“I think the quicker I get then the more opportunities I will get to play. He is helping me and Gianfranco is helping me every day to learn it as quickly as possible and that is great for me.”last_img