Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has opened up on the consistent run he has had in the team recently under Thomas Tuchel. After a number of false starts and injuries, he hopes this can be a pathway into the team. Todd Boehly was on hand to watch their disappointing capitulation against Wolves at Stamford Bridge where they threw away a two-goal lead.
“I’ve been really happy with how I’ve played personally. I had a bit of a niggle with my Achilles mid-season which stunted my progress a bit but I came back from that and I’m enjoying my football again,” Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek said. “I’m really happy to have played in some big games in the Champions League and in the FA Cup. I want to keep this going and hopefully, we’ll get some big results soon. I’m taking on completely different responsibilities now. Coming into Chelsea this season, I didn’t know what to expect positionally. I’ve always seen myself as a midfielder but someone who can do jobs in different positions.”
“It’s something which I did coming through the ranks in the academy so I’m not completely foreign to them – and my skillset allows me to carry out those jobs so whenever I’m called upon to play a certain role, I’ll do it to the best of my ability,” he added. “I’ve been playing deeper in midfield which is completely different from the past six or seven years when I was more of an attacking player but I’ve always had defensive qualities so for me to switch the mindset and have a more defensive hat on is certainly different this season. I’ve enjoyed the challenge from right wing-back, to center-back to the No 6 role in midfield. It is very different but I’ve enjoyed it.”