Ruben Loftus Cheek Mourinho.

Chelsea fear Ruben Loftus-Cheek will quit over Jose Mourinho's methods

Published 1 Comments

Chelsea officials are more aware than any of their critics that they have failed to take advantage of their academy resources since the arrival of Roman Abramovich in 2003.

John Terry remains the only notable first-team star to come out of the system in the last decade and the Russian oligarch is keener than ever to see promising youngsters given a chance to emulate the club captain.

Their brightest hope is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The 19-year-old appears to be on the verge of breaking into Jose Mourinho's plans, but he has sat on the fringes for much of the current campaign.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

But while Mourinho has utilised the midfielder's talents in just four occasions this season, club officials already consider Loftus-Cheek as one of Stamford Bridge's prized assets.

And the combination of both those factors has reportedly left them fearing the worst with regards to his future, according to the Telegraph. The England Under-21 international has just 18 months left on his current contract and talks regarding a new one are pencilled in for the near future.

Article continues below

However, now would be the worst time to try and convince Loftus-Cheek to tie his long-term future to the club. Mourinho's hardline approach to dealing with him thus far, including the rescinding of a promise to give him a run of games and public dressing down, have convinced him to consider an exit.

International Champions Cup 2015 - Chelsea v New York Red Bulls


The same report says both Manchester United and City would be more than willing to sign Loftus-Cheek with Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini able to offer greater assurances over first-team involvement.

Such a predicament would be a nightmare scenario for Abramovich, who has taken a personal interest in Loftus-Cheek's development.



What makes things even more awkward for Chelsea is the emergence of Tottenham starlets Eric Dier and Delle Ali. Both have been given a chance to develop amongst senior players by Mauricio Pochettino and both have made their full England debuts as a result.

Loftus-Cheek will almost certainly be thinking about what could have been had Mourinho had given him the same chance. For a man so infamously unwilling to give youth a chance, it may be a chance that will never come.

Bosnia U21 v England U21 - European Under 21 Qualifier

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Transfer News
Jose Mourinho
Manchester United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again