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Ruben Loftus-Cheek reveals Chelsea legend offers him regular advice and support

The youngster has been the talk of the town lately

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the talk of the town at the moment. 

The 20-year-old put in a man-of-the-match performance during his England debut against Germany on Friday, despite the Chelsea-loanee only beginning to enjoy regular first-team football at Crystal Palace this season.


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Ruben Loftus-Cheek was man of the match on his England debut

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek was man of the match on his England debut

And while plenty of former-professionals, coaches and pundits have been quick to heap praise on the youngster, Loftus-Cheek is determined to stay level-headed – thanks to the advice he’s been receiving from a former Chelsea great.

Chelsea starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek has done well on loan for Palace this term

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Chelsea starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek has done well on loan for Palace this term

According to the Evening Standard, former Blues captain John Terry is Loftus-Cheek’s go-to guy when he needs support and advice.

Loftus-Cheek said: “John has been helping me a lot this season.

“He’s always been supportive of me and will continue to be so.

“I’ve bumped into him a few times and we’ve had a few chats about what it’s like at Aston Villa for him and he’s asking me how I’m doing.

“He’s always giving me advice.”

Roben Loftus-Cheek and John Terry rarely played together at Chelsea but the ex-Blues skipper has remained a big help

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Roben Loftus-Cheek and John Terry rarely played together at Chelsea but the ex-Blues skipper has remained a big help

While the towering-playmaker is far from the finished article, his run-out against the World Cup-holders will certainly give him plenty of confidence.

But he insists he’s keeping his feet on the ground.


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John Terry and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were Chelsea squad-mates until last season

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John Terry and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were Chelsea squad-mates until last season

He says: “John has been telling me that I just have to keep my feet on the ground and keep working.

“Sometimes it’s easy as a young player, when you get exposure, for things to change and it’s hard to deal with.

“But I don’t think it’ll be difficult for me to keep my feet on the ground.

“I like to think I’m a humble person.

“I’ve just got to keep working hard, to keep pushing, stay fit, get as many games as I can and who knows what will happen.”