Benteke ready for Palace return, Loftus-Cheek faces late test

Lynette Rowe
November 18, 2017

Chelsea Brazilian winger, Willian Da Silva wonders Chelsea's decision to leave English midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Crystal palace this year.

He said: "I think we are talking about two really good young players".

The English duo were called into the recent squad by Gareth Southgate for the friendlies with Germany and Brazil.

"Ruben and Tammy will be the future for Chelsea".

However, Blues boss Conte firmly believes spending the season away from Stamford Bridge is best for the development of both players.

"Then he can come back and play for Chelsea with greater maturity". "Now it's right for them to play regularly", the newly-bearded Conte told reporters at a press conference held before Saturday's (18 November) Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion when asked if there was any chance they could be recalled.

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Loftus-Cheek was sent to the Eagles on a season-long loan deal by Chelsea during the summer in order to gain more first team experience.

Loftus-Cheek was awarded the Man of the Match award for an assured and confident performance. "He's young but an important Chelsea player".

Hodgson said a back spasm kept the 21-year-old out of training on Thursday but is hoping he will recover in time for the visit of Everton.

"I don't think it will be a risk playing him, he's had three good training sessions this week, four after tomorrow and he worked very hard before he joined us to make sure he was 100 per cent certain, so I don't have any fears for him".

Providing he gets his head down, he'll give himself the opportunity to break into a Chelsea side next season.

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