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Father: 'Jose Mourinho held Ruben Loftus-Cheek back'

Father: 'Jose Mourinho held Ruben Loftus-Cheek back'

A shortage of available midfielders prompted England coach Gareth Southgate to hand Loftus-Cheek his global debut against Germany and the 21-year-old retained his place for the clash with the Selecao on Tuesday.

"Christian Benteke has trained all week which is very positive", said Palace boss Hodgson on Thursday.

Loftus-Cheek impressed for England against Germany but was injured during the goalless draw with Brazil
Loftus-Cheek impressed for England against Germany but was injured during the goalless draw with Brazil

However, Blues team-mate Willian believes the time is right for Loftus-Cheek to return and make an impact in west London. He is strong, he has quality.

Now, Loftus-Cheek's former teammate at Chelsea, Willian, has questioned why the young Englishman is still plying his trade at Selhurst Park, and urged Conte and the powers above at Stamford Bridge to call him back into the fold at his parent club by saying Loftus-Cheek is "A very good player".

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Loftus-Cheek has so far made eight appearances in all competitions for Crystal Palace, providing two assists, and is in the thick of a relegation battle with the Eagles. I don't know why. "He has a great future", said the Chelsea winger.

The midfielder had to come off in the first-half during England's goalless draw with Brazil on Tuesday with what Gareth Southgate described as a "periodic back issue".

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Loftus-Cheek has played 591 minutes for Crystal Palace this season, over four hours more than he managed for Chelsea last term and Southgate acknowledges that is bound to have consequences.

"It is rather odd that I have recently read that Tammy [Abraham] is being held back in his Chelsea career because he has been loaned out to Bristol City then Swansea, but that Ruben was held back because he wasn't loaned out enough", he continued. "I'm focused at Palace for the season". I think he can affect big matches like he did'. When I had a chance, and when you don't play, you really feel the difference of what matches give you; the match sharpness, the fitness, the strength.

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