Loftus-Cheek is considered one of the brightest prospects in English football, and he has told Get West London that there is one midfielder in the Chelsea ranks who he is trying to learn from.
A central midfielder, the youngster has shown off his energy and ability in a number of outings for the Blues' Under-21 side, as well as in sparse appearances for the senior team.
He made his debut under Rafael Benitez in a post-season friendly with Manchester City in May 2013, and has become a key part of Jose Mourinho’s first-team training sessions this season, despite being just 19-years-old.
Loftus-Cheek made his professional debut for Chelsea this campaign, coming on as a late substitute in a Champions League victory against Sporting CP, and his league debut came a few months later, as he was substituted onto the pitch for Oscar in a 1-1 tie with Manchester City.
Big things are expected of Loftus-Cheek, and if he progresses as he has been, there is no doubt that he will become a Chelsea and England regular in the near future.
Loftus-Cheek's powerful style of dominating play would certainly be appreciated by both club and country, and he represents a certain type of all-round player missing in the current climate.
That is not to say that he is so alone in his style that he cannot model his game on a current Chelsea star, and the youngster told Get West London that he is trying to learn from powerful midfielder Nemanja Matic.
Quoted in the article, Loftus-Cheek said of Matic: “We’re both tall players and central midfielders. I try to watch Nemanja defensively because I don’t think there’s anyone better than him in that role as a defensive midfielder and that’s what I think I need to improve on.
“I watch him and try to pick up things. I do like attacking more, but I enjoy defending as well. I like both parts of the game.”
If Loftus-Cheek can improve to the level of Matic, but with more of an attacking threat, then he may just become the best all-round midfielder this country has seen for many years.