French midfielder N’golo Kante has spoken highly of Ruben Loftus-Cheek but has also encouraged him to work harder as he aims to nail down a regular place in the Chelsea starting line up.
Loftus-Cheek suffered a foot injury a foot injury and is bound to spend some time on the sidelines. The midfielder was tipped to start in the game against Greek side PAOK in the UEFA Europa League but his participation in the game has now been put on hold. Loftus-Cheek had started to amass some minutes at Chelsea making two substitute appearances after his loan spell at Crystal Palace last season.
Kante acknowledged the quality of the English midfielder but noted that he needs to keep on working, “When I came to Chelsea Ruben was already here and for sure he is a good player. Now he’s in the England squad. He did well last season at Crystal Palace and I think he’s ready to play. He’s played some good games and now it’s the manager’s decision… he needs to keep working, to keep improving and I hope it will come at the right time.”
Chelsea next face Cardiff City on Saturday 15th September with the kick off time slated for 5 PM.