5 October 2020

Loftus-Cheek Joins Fulham On Loan  (Sky Sports)

Ruben Loftus-CheekChelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined Fulham on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old has only made one start for Chelsea this season so far and will be looking for more game time, as he seeks to regain his place in the England squad ahead of the Euros next summer.

Loftus-Cheek has been capped 10 times by England and went to the 2018 World Cup.

However, injury has hampered his progress since then, leading to him dropping down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Loftus-Cheek told Fulham's website: "I'm really happy to come 'next door', if you will!

"I watched Fulham at the start of the season and they looked like they're playing decent football. With this manager, I think I can get back to my best football. That's the main thing for me, to find my form and help this team win games."

Loftus Cheek was given a start in Chelsea's opening game of the Premier League season at Brighton, but failed to impress and has not made an appearance since.

Fulham were keen to strengthen their squad, having yet to register a point from their four Premier League fixtures this season, following promotion from the Championships via the play-offs.

Loftus-Cheek becomes the latest Chelsea midfielder to be loaned out during the final week of the summer transfer window, following Ross Barkley and Tiemoue Bakayoko, who sealed a move to Napoli earlier on Monday.


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