Callum Hudson-Odoi on Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek in training

Callum Hudson-Odoi of England U21s celebrates his2nd goal goal

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been out with injury since the start of the season.

Callum Hudson-Odoi walks out to the pitch ahead of an England training session at St Georges Park on March 21, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has talked up the speed and strength of Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Bleacher Report.

Loftus-Cheek has been out injured for the entirety of the campaign so far, but he has not been forgotten about by his Chelsea teammates.

And Hudson-Odoi recalls being struck by just how strong Loftus-Cheek was when he came up against him in Chelsea training.


“Ruben, you don’t think he’s fast but he’s fast! He’s got strides, plus he’s strong,” the winger said.

“He’s so strong. I didn’t even know he’s that strong until one time in training he put his arm on my chest and I was like ‘wow’. He’s a monster.”

The comments from Hudson-Odoi are a reminder of just how important Loftus-Cheek could be to Chelsea when he does return.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea FC looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Fulham FC at Stamford Bridge on December 2, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Frank Lampard has kept updates over the England international’s recovery from injury fairly open, with no set return date given.

However, it is expected that Loftus-Cheek should come back sooner rather than later, as he is in the latter stages of his recovery now.

When Loftus-Cheek does return he should add to the creativity and goalscoring threat that Chelsea pose from midfield.

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