Ruben Loftus-Cheek endured a mixed season 2018/19 campaign under Maurizio Sarri’s tutelage.
Sparks of excitement and hints that the 23-year-old could establish himself in the starting XI manifested sporadically, but a serious Achilles tendon rupture sustained at the end of the season will see him miss a chunk of the forthcoming season.
His absence ruled him out of both the Europa League final and England’s unsuccessful bid to become the inaugural winners of the UEFA Nations League.
And while the rest of the squad are on the 2019 pre-season tour, Loftus-Cheek is still working on his recovery.
He took to Instagram to share a new snap recently, captioning it with “loading” to insinuate that his batteries are still recharging and that he’s getting ready for his eagerly anticipated return.
Despite that setback in the latter stages of the campaign, the 23-year-old still managed 40 games in all competitions for Chelsea, scoring ten goals and assisting five in the process.
Recently, he also penned a brand new contract with the Blues that will keep him at Stamford Bridge for another five years.