Loftus-Cheek advised to leave Chelsea, fans react

When Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed during England’s World Cup campaign in Russia, many assumed that the Chelsea midfielder would finally get his chance.

The 22-year-old, rated at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, has been on the fringes of the West London outfit for some time, and last season joined Crystal Palace on loan.

When Maurizio Sarri took over from Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager, it soon became clear that Loftus-Cheek would not be given much game time.

However, the England international failed to secure a permanent or loan move elsewhere, and as a result his minutes on the pitch have amounted to just 33.

On Tuesday night, Loftus-Cheek was selected by Gareth Southgate to start the Three Lions’ friendly against Switzerland, which they won 1-0.

The midfielder played 61 minutes of the encounter and failed to make an impact.

His performance led some members of the media to launch a debate about Loftus-Cheek’s long-term future.

Journalist Simon Johnson for The London Evening Standard wrote a piece advising the midfielder to leave Stamford Bridge.

The article sparked a debate among Chelsea fans on Twitter.