Date: 19th November 2016 at 1:30am
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Chelsea could let young midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek leave the club on loan in January as first team opportunties have dwindled in recent weeks, according to the Evening Standard.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a good spell in the side towards the end of last season under the guise of Gus Hiddink, however has found that game time has come at a premium this season – especially since the 2-1 defeat to London rivals West Ham knocked the Blues out of the EFL Cup.

Furthermore the long-awaited emergence of Nathaniel Chalobah from the youth ranks combined with niggling injuries this season has seen him make just three appearances under the Italian, with just one of those coming in the Premier League – a nine minute spell from the bench against champions Leicester.

The lack of first team action this season could see the England U21 international join the ever growing list of Chelsea loanees as he looks to develop his career away from the Bridge.

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