Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not ruling out a return to Crystal Palace in the future.
The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Selhurst Park, and when asked if he would consider a second spell with the Eagles, he said:
“Possibly but it is still far away – there are still a lot of games to play and I just have to see what happens. 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.”
Loftus-Cheek has a number of midfielders ahead of him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. In addition to the likes of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic who joined in the summer, there is also N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley to contend with, while Cesc Fabregas is yet to return from injury.
Maurizio Sarri has not given the England international a start yet, and it seems that the midfielder will not be given more opportunities by the Italian until he learns the manager’s tactics.
Loftus-Cheek also said he was hopeful of getting more game time as the fixtures begin to stack up over the coming weeks and months, but it’s likely his run outs will be restricted to cup competitions, going by the lack of minutes he has been afforded in the first four league games.