According to The Sun, Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard will offer Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek a fresh position in the club when he comes back from injury.
Loftus-Cheek, expected to miss Chelsea’s clash on Saturday in the Premier League fixture against Norwich City, after he ruptured his Achilles in the Blues ‘ friendly against the New England Revolution in May this year.
The England international is expected to return to full fitness in late November.
However, Lampard is already giving serious considerations to deploying the 23-year-old upfront in the midfield when he returns from injury.
Lampard is a huge admirer of Loftus-Cheek.
The 41-year-old spoke vividly about the midfielder while working as a pundit for the BBC during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“Ruben is someone I know really well from when he was coming through the youth ranks at Chelsea” the manager said.
“Straight away he made an impression because of his physical attributes, but he knew how to play too – he had great ability and even then he could drift past people on the ball.
“He does that even better now, with his pace and power when he is running at you, which makes him different from a lot of modern-day midfield players – and puts fear into the opposition that they do not usually have.”