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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek wants to emulate John Terry at Chelsea


    Loftus-Cheek looks up to Terry

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is looking to emulate the leadership that John Terry showed at Chelsea.

    RLC’s Chelsea future has been up in the air for much of the season with the midfielder being linked with a loan move earlier this campaign.

    This wasn’t too surprising given his lack of playing time when Maurizio Sarri first took over.

    In recent months though, Loftus-Cheek has begun to rack up more and more minutes under the Italian.

    Then, before Chelsea’s semi-final second leg vs Eintracht Frankfurt, Loftus-Cheek stated that he had no reason to leave Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea fans will be even more happy to hear that RLC wants to become a similar leader to Terry.

    When asked if he wants to become a player like Terry, Loftus-Cheek stated:

    “Yeah definitely, but I think that comes with a lot of experience. I don’t think Chelsea can ever replace John [Terry]. He was the best leader I’ve seen, not just on the pitch but off it.

    “He was always organising and sorting stuff out to make it easier for us. On the pitch he was very vocal and was that character you have at the back who would organise and make you feel safe.

    “I’ve observed that and felt that feeling, and that’s something that comes with experience. The more experience I get, then hopefully I can be that person.”As quoted by ESPN.

    Chelsea Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and FC BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge on October 25, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    Loftus-Cheek played the full 90 minutes in the Blues last league game of the season vs Leicester.

    However, they still have one more competitive game before the season is out.

    Maurizio Sarri’s men will face Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 29th.

    Loftus-Cheek has been a key figure for Chelsea in the Europa League this season.

    In 11 appearances he has scored four and assisted three, including a key goal in their 1-1 draw with Frankfurt in the second leg of their semi-final.

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