Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has stated that Loftus-Cheek must improve to the stand of Sarriball for him to break into his squad. The England international have only featured for 22 minutes for the Blues in the current season.
The World cup star moved for a loan move but was rebuffed by the Chelsea boss and stands to struggle for the game-time. When asked about Loftus-Cheek fate with the club, Sarri did not mince words.
“Because he has to improve, just in order to play my football,’ the Chelsea coach said”. “He has great qualities from a physical point of view, and technical point of view. I think he needs to improve from the tactical point of view, nothing else”. “I think that he will be important for sure. Starting in September, we will play every three days, so Loftus will be very important and useful for us”. “It’s not easy to play here, because here there are 20, 25 very good players, so it’s not easy to play in the starting XI, but I think if he will improve more, he is ready to play from the beginning”. “I can say that I am really very happy with him because, in the last 10 days, he has improved a lot. So we’re really very happy with him”.
Tammy Abraham is linked with a loan move to Championship Aston Villa before the elapse of the window. “Maybe Tammy,’ Sarri said. “It’s up to him. I am not able to guarantee to him a spot at the moment, but if he wants to remain, I’m really very happy with him”. “He’s very young for a striker, and can improve more. I think it’s up to him”.