Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek joins Crystal Palace on loan

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London, July 13 (IANS) Young Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, an academy product of the London football giants, has joined city club Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.

“Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace on a season-long loan,” Chelsea said in a statement on Wednesday.

Loftus-Cheek joined Chelsea in 2004 at the age of eight. He made his first team debut in the UEFA Champions League against Sporting Lisbon in December 2014.

The England under-21 team footballer has won the English Premier League (EPL) title with Chelsea twice in 2014-15 and 2016-17.

Loftus-Cheek also won the FA Youth cup twice along with each of UEFA Youth League title and EPL U-21 title once with the Chelsea reserves side.

–IANS

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