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Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek reveals talks with Andy Murray over injuries as Potter backs him for World Cup squad

CHELSEA star Ruben Loftus-Cheek turned to British tennis legend Andy Murray for advice on coping with his injury woes.

Loftus-Cheek‘s progress has been disrupted by several fitness issues, most notably a persistent back issue and a serious Achilles problem suffered in 2019.

Andy Murray met with Chelsea ace Ruben Loftus-Cheek in Surbiton
Chelsea ace Ruben Loftus-Cheek has received advice from Andy Murray

Former No1 Murray has also dealt with serious injuries throughout his stellar career, especially a hip problem that hampers him to this day.

The Chelsea midfielder met the British hero in Surbiton during the summer while he was training and received some important advice on how to overcome injury setbacks.

Loftus-Cheek said: “I went to see Andy train and play at Surbiton in the summer. I’m a big fan of tennis.

“We had a chat and it was good to see how he sees himself and his career and the injuries that hindered him through it.

“He had a big one with the hip that he still struggles with a bit so it was good to compare careers.”

Loftus-Cheek added: “I’ve put a lot of work into the gym and physically to get back to how I’m feeling now, but the tougher side has been the mental side to it.”

The 26-year-old appears to have won over Chelsea manager Graham Potter with his progress.

In fact, Potter insists England boss Gareth Southgate should seriously consider calling him up for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


The Blues boss said: “He has really impressed me, Ruben, on and off the pitch.

“He is fantastic on the ball, great physicality, great athlete.

“I think he is putting himself in a situation where he will be one of the players Gareth will be looking at as an outsider for the squad. But that is Gareth’s decision.”

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