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Lampard: We all want Loftus-Cheek back more than anyone

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has reiterated his desire to have Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the pitch as soon as possible. Loftus-Cheek is...


Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has reiterated his desire to have Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the pitch as soon as possible.

Loftus-Cheek is coming back from a serious Achilles injury which he sustained in a friendly match against New England Revolution last season.

Lampard says he's in the squad to face Bournemouth in the Premier League tomorrow and can't wait to play him if the opportunity arises.

"Ruben's in the squad again tomorrow, We haven't had great opportunity to get Ruben game time as much as we'd want," Lampard said.

"I felt at Tottenham he could be an impact in some sort in the game, and that would have been great for him to get some minutes.

"Bayern was a different animal, so I took a different decision to get some good training in the week.

"But now he's back in the squad. It would mean a lot to him [to play] and me for him to get some time on the field now.

"It's a lonely place, it's a long time. He was in a very good run of form last year.

"He was playing really well and getting confidence. And he hasn't kicked a ball for me.

"With the ability he has got, I think he's one of the most exciting English midfield and Premier League players, so we all want him back, and him more than anyone."

Loftus-Cheek was on the bench against Tottenham in Stamford Bridge but wasn't named in the squad that lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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