Guus Hiddink set to hand Ruben Loftus-Cheek greater role at Chelsea

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New Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink is set to hand exciting midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek a greater role at Stamford Bridge. 

This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that Hiddink has been tasked with the challenge of helping the progression of his young players in west London.

Loftus-Cheek, of course, has endured a tricky time recently, failing to establish himself as a first-team player under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.


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In fact, the talented England Under-21 international has featured in just three Premier League fixtures for the Blues this season, playing just 67 minutes in total.

Unsurprisingly, then, he had seemingly grown frustrated, but it appears that Hiddink could now hand him a prominent role. 

Midfield struggles 

Ultimately, Chelsea's leading midfielders have failed to prove their credentials throughout the course of the campaign, so Loftus-Cheek deserves his opportunity. 

Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, who were outstanding as the Blues secured the league title last season, have both failed to perform on a consistent basis while Ramires and John Obi Mikel have hardly been exceptional. 

After watching his new side beat Sunderland from the stands on Saturday, Hiddink's first game back in the dugout at the Bridge will be against high-flying Watford on Boxing Day. 

It certainly won't be an easy task for the experienced coach, who could select Chelsea's most exciting young talent for the fixture. 

Chelsea fans: do you expect Ruben Loftus-Cheek to paly a key role during the second half of the season? Have your say below! 

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