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The 21-year-old midfielder was sent out on his first loan spell away from the Blues this summer, as he needed to get more game time in order to keep up his development. However, he made just six appearances in the Premier League last season.
Loftus-Cheek has made four appearances of Palace’s six league games, being pegged as one of the best players in the squad so far eventhough the team is yet to win a game.
Now the England U21 international has opened up about his current situation with the Blues. With the manager Antonio Conte giving him no assurances ahead of next season’s team selection, it has left the player quite uncertain of his future.
“Did Conte promise me a chance next season? Not at all. But I don’t think it’s right to because you never know how I’ll preform this season. So, right now I’m just literally focused on Palace.
He [Conte] said I need to play games. Chelsea is a big club and there’s a lot of pressure which I understand.
For me, I think it was the right time for me to go away from Chelsea right now and get my game time elsewhere.”