Looking to tie down their prospects, Chelsea are reportedly set to offer Reece James a new long-term deal this summer. The Blues gave the U20 international something to ponder, as the threat of a looming transfer ban lingers on.
After twisting his ankle during a friendly match against New England Revolution, Ruben Loftus-Cheek may not play in Chelsea’s Europa League Final.
Chelsea hero Glenn Hoddle has said that he wants to see more from Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The youngster scored the opening goal for his side during their Champions League semi-final second leg clash against Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. The game ended 1-1 before the Blues went on to win 4-3 on penalties. They will now play against Arsenal in the final.
Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle believes that Ruben Loftus-Cheek should be a first-choice player at the Blues now. The Englishman was one of the Blues star performers during their 1-1 draw in the Europa League semi-final first leg game against Eintracht Frankfurt. After claiming a crucial away goal, the Blues will be favourites to advance to the final of Europe’s second-tier club competition with the next leg set to be played at Stamford Bridge.
Maurizio Sarri has given a defiant response to the Chelsea supporters who were chanting “f*** Sarri-ball” and “we want Sarri out” in the Blues’ 2-1 victory at Cardiff, saying he was disappointed for his players and that he is staying at Stamford Bridge.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed the tactical decision of the Chelsea coaching staff that inspired him to net the last-gasp winner in their match against Cardiff on Sunday.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has emphasised his desire of playing as a midfielder to Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri while he also reflected on the tight competition for places in the Blues midfield.
Maurizio Sarri believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek has massive potential and that he can go on to become one of the elite midfielders in Europe after the England international’s scintillating performance against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday.
A number of Chelsea players have been selected for the England senior and Under-21 squads for the international fixtures over the next few weeks.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has expressed his pride over the way Chelsea stuck together during a supposedly difficult period for the club.
Chelsea legend John Terry has urged current Blues manager Maurizio Sarri to give more game time to youngsters Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The duo are among England’s most highly-rated young prospects alongside Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho. Both Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi are on the fringes at Stamford Bridge and the club will have to give them assurances over playing time soon or they will likely lose them, especially as the players have plenty of admirers elsewhere.
Sarri now faces a problem especially considering that the Blues now face a difficult challenge to finish in the top four. Does he go with try and tested in order to ensure a top four finish or does he groom the young blood for the sake of the club’s future?
Loftus-Cheek has so far played 13 times in the League for the Blues this season and scored three goals. Hudson-Odoi meanwhile has only played four times in the League. The 18-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich during the January transfer window and is even reported to have handed in a transfer request in order to make such a move happen.
The German giants will likely make another move this summer knowing that the player’s contract is due to expire during the summer of 2020. This essentially means that if Hudson-Odoi does not agree to a new contract soon, Chelsea will have to sell him next summer or they will risk losing him for free at the end of next season.
Terry believes that the West London giants must give both the young players game-time. As reported by the Chelsea website, he said: ‘Chelsea can move forward. They’re a great side and individually they have brilliance in the team. That’s throughout the whole side.
‘We can talk about the two centre-halves being incredible. You look at the boys in front of them; Kante, Barkley, the three players up front. It’s a great team to build around. Go and build upon it.
‘We’ve got people like Hudson-Odoi and it’s important to keep him. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, is he ready? Let’s find out. If we’re not going to win the league then let’s give him a chance in the league. Let’s blood the younger players and see what they’ve got.’
John Terry wants Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri to put more faith in Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the rest of the campaign.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was left in tears after suffering an injury during his side’s 2-0 FA Cup over Nottingham Forest at the weekend.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has urged Chelsea to play like Barcelona when lining up against defensive sides who sit deep in the Premier League.
Apart from the Eden-Hazard-to-Real-Madrid-saga, no issue has swirled at Chelsea more vigorously than the one surrounding Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Should the 22-year-old midfielder stay at Chelsea or leave?
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has claimed that his club are reaping the benefits after sending him on loan to Crystal Palace last season.
Netherlands assistant manager and former Chelsea hero Ruud Gullit has revealed that he is a fan of youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Former Premier League star and current pundit Danny Higginbotham has given his opinion regarding the midfield situation at Chelsea, while also advocating for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to play a more significant role in the starting XI.
Mateo Kovacic has revealed that while the competition for places in the Chelsea midfield is fierce, it is healthy as well as he and his fellow midfielders support each other.
Sam Allardyce has urged Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be selfish and leave Chelsea for the sake of his career.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek was the hero on Thursday night as his first career hat-trick inspired Chelsea to a 3-1 Europa League victory over BATE Borisov.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek was one of the breakthrough success stories of the Premier League last season. In an attempt to get more experience, the 22-year-old joined Palace on loan during the summer of 2017 from Chelsea. Not many would have anticipated the success that was to follow, but the youngster played a starring role in keeping the Eagles in the top flight and ended up also earning a place in the 23-man England squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed his delight at making his first start in a Chelsea shirt since January 2017.
Chelsea manager Ruben Loftus-Cheek has urged youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek to toughen up in order to establish himself within the club’s first-team plans.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed he is getting pointers from Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola in order to learn the Maurizio Sarri way.