Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Ruben Loftus-Cheek of England in action during the international friendly match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to Chelsea’s Cobham training ground for treatment amid fears that he could miss the World Cup, according to the Guardian.

Loftus-Cheek was kept behind by Antonio Conte as part of Chelsea’s first-team squad last term. However, his opportunities were limited, despite picking up a Premier League winners medal.

Loftus-Cheek needed to be playing regular first-team football in order to continue his development and evolve into a player ready to challenge for game-time in a squad as star-studded and competitive as Chelsea’s.

He has been provided with the platform to do just that at Crystal Palace, and has wasted no time showing his parent club what he’s capable of.

Loftus-Cheek’s good performances at Selhurst Park earned himself a call-up to the England senior side, and he made the back pages the day after his international debut against Germany after a superb performance.

Loftus Cheek
Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek was named man of the match following his England debut against Germany.

However, his breakout season has been stopped in it’s tracks by an ankle injury, which he has been forced to return to Chelsea for treatment on.

There are concerns that he will be ruled out of the World Cup in Russia, but Roy Hodgson is adamant that Loftus-Cheek’s loan deal with Palace will not be terminated. G

et well soon, Ruben!

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