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Chelsea approve Loftus-Cheek, Barkley loans for very different reasons

Chelsea have allowed Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley to leave on loan for different reasons.

Loftus-Cheek moved across west London to rivals Fulham, while Barkley joined Aston Villa.

And it is only the former who has a future at the club, according to Football London.

Barkley has instead been sent to Villa by Chelsea to put him in the shop window.

The 26-year-old was knocked further down the pecking order by the arrival of Kai Havertz and he might not play for Chelsea again.

The same can't be said for Loftus-Cheek, who Lampard wants to get playing time at Fulham after only recently returning from an injury that kept him out for 12 months.

Lampard was impressed with the 24-year-old prior to his injury and believes he can recapture that form once back to full fitness.

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