“I can beat the pressing by myself” – Loftus-Cheek details where he can help Chelsea

The season is going swimmingly for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek so far as he has been rewarded with a surprising regular run in Thomas Tuchel’s line up.

Many believed he was finished, many believed he would be going out on loan, and when he didn’t, many believed he wouldn’t get a look in.

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But the England international is defying all of that and returning to arguably his best ever form in a Chelsea shirt, and it is great to see it.

Tuchel has been adopting him in the deeper holding midfield role in recent matches, and Loftus-Cheek himself believes he can actually help the team here.

Many teams press his with intensity when facing Chelsea, trying to stop them playing out from the back, and Loftus-Cheek believes beating a high press is not only something he is good at, but also something he can do single-handedly.

As reported by The Chelsea Chronicle, Loftus-Cheek said:

“When the [opposition] pressing is intense, it’s very difficult. I have to use my body and be aware of what’s around me — I feel I’m quite good at that” he explained.

“Sometimes, I can beat the pressing by myself, and it’s a big advantage for the team [as] we have overload to go forward.

“It’s a position where you have to be safe a lot of the time, dictate the play.

“It’s hard sometimes because I want to run with [the ball] a lot more, but I have to be disciplined in this role.

“But I enjoy it either way.”