Chelsea news: Ruben Loftus-Cheek reveals which Blues player he obsessed over at academy
Ruben Loftus-Cheek came through the youth ranks at Chelsea and saw a lot of big-name players come and go over the years.
But the one who stood out above the rest for the Crystal Palace loanee was Germany international Michael Ballack.
And Loftus-Cheek has admitted he would obsess over his performances, analysing them on special laptops at the club.
“Ballack is a player that inspired me when I was growing up at Chelsea,” he told the London Evening Standard.
"I used to watch him playing with the likes of [Frank] Lampard and [Michael] Essien in midfield.
“I was coming through the Academy... read more