My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek: Conte training great for my development

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says the players embrace the tactics of manager Antonio Conte.

Loftus-Cheek started his third game of the season in Chelsea's FA Cup third-round clash at home to Peterborough United on Sunday, with the 20-year-old playing on the left-hand side of a front three.

When asked about Conte, Loftus-Cheek told Chelsea's official website: "He always helps me in training and playing different positions is only going to help my knowledge of the game. I'm getting my development in training with him.

"In all positions we can play well and we're versatile. We saw Pedro play as a wing-back on Sunday and there are no egos, wherever we're asked to play we'll do that to the best of our ability."

Asked about his individual performance, he added: "I thought I did quite well and I really enjoyed being out on the pitch.

"When the cup games come around the players who haven't played much usually get a chance, so it was great for me to get an opportunity.

"We had quite a lot of chances and we didn't take all of them, I missed one as well but that happens. We got a few goals so we can't be disappointed and we move on to the next round."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?