Antonio Conte insists sparkling loanee duo have a Chelsea future

Antonio Conte insists sparkling loanee duo have a Chelsea future

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham have been described as "the future for Chelsea" by Antonio Conte. "I don't think it would be a risk playing him - he had three good training sessions this week", Hodgson told reporters.

A shortage of available midfielders prompted England coach Gareth Southgate to hand Loftus-Cheek his worldwide debut against Germany and the 21-year-old retained his place for the clash with the Selecao on Tuesday.

"For Ruben, it's flawless for him to play this season - important for his development - and then to come back and play for Chelsea with great maturity".

However, Blues boss Conte firmly believes spending the season away from Stamford Bridge is best for the development of both players.

Will Loftus-Cheek and Abraham be regular Chelsea player's next season?

"He has to come back!"

James Mc Arthur of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team mates
James Mc Arthur of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team mates

Versatile midfielder Loftus-Cheek particularly impressed at Wembley, picking up the man of the match award in the first game before exiting after 35 minutes against the five-time World Cup winners due to back spasms.

Loftus-Cheek was sent to the Eagles on a season-long loan deal by Chelsea during the summer in order to gain more first team experience.

The 21-year-old, who is on loan from Chelsea, made an instant impact at Palace this campaign and was rewarded for his performances with an England debut.

Pressed if that resignation was a big loss for him, he said: "For sure, for sure, this is a loss, a big loss for us".

"It was good he got the opportunity and very good he took the opportunity". I don't think it will affect him, he's a composed, grounded player.

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