Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

More to come from Ruben Loftus-Cheek - Eric Dier

More to come from Ruben Loftus-Cheek - Eric Dier

He's strong, he's got great physicality, he moves the ball really well.

'I watched Bakayoko the other day up front or playing further forward against Manchester United and he never done anything in that game that made me think that he's a better player than Loftus-Cheek, ' Wright told ITV Sport.

Many were surprised before kick-off to see the 20-year-old starting the game as England's main creative outlet, with the Chelsea-loanee only beginning to enjoy all of the benefits of regular first-team football at lowly Crystal Palace.

"He has been able to battle through hard spells at Chelsea, training with senior players who recognised his talent, so got into him in training", the England boss was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"In the qualification games tactically you have got very few questions to answer and you've got the same problem to solve", Southgate said.

But Southgate had his thoughts on Loftus-Cheek's exclusion from being named in Antonio Conte's line-ups of last season, as Sky Sports reports.

And Terry's main message to the Crystal Palace loan star seems to be: Don't get carried away.

"I just focus on myself, on getting better, on listening to Roy [Hodgson] and the coaches around me, the senior players around me and try to develop into the best player I can be".

But the player's dad was hardly surprised.

'There's fantastic potential there and hopefully he keeps working hard to fulfil it'.

"He has to show us now he is the real deal and show everyone at Chelsea, "Why are you letting me go on loan?"

While Palace are struggling in the Premier League, Loftus-Cheek has been churning out commanding performances from the middle of the park.

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil lie in wait at Wembley on Tuesday, giving England another chance to hone the three-man back line against elite opposition.

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