England and Chelsea star rejects comparisons to Dele Alli

After playing just 31 minutes in the Premier League last season, Chelsea took the decision to sent Loftus-Cheek out on loan to Crystal Palace this summer in order to get more time on the pitch. It was very tactical. With the age in the squad, it was good for us young players. I had Gareth for three years in Under-21s, so it wasn't too much of a new thing coming here.

"I think they can withstand losing a couple of players if we get injuries - it is not all resting on one person, which is important but also exciting as well".

But despite the exuberance of a youthful side saw them match reigning World Cup champions Germany punch-for-punch, though Pickford was required to make a few outstanding saves in the first half. "I have to keep learning and getting better and hopefully there's a chance to get on the plane".

"It took him some time to realise that he's okay here and can play".

And the 21-year-old's display will have been a hot topic for England manager Gareth Southgate after his central midfield looked creatively bankrupt when based on a pairing of Tottenham's Eric Dier and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in the final games of their successful World Cup qualifying campaign. "He can be really pleased with his performance".

Gareth said to do my best like I normally do.

Chelsea's social media post about Ruben Loftus-Cheek hasn't gone down well with their own fans.

Up against the likes of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, Loftus-Cheek had good rhythm to his game and was assertive throughout his debut under the lights at the home of football.

Liverpool striker Solanke opened the scoring in Kiev, continuing the fine worldwide form that saw him win the Golden Ball as England lifted the Under-20 World Cup in the summer.

The Three Lions remain unbeaten at Wembley under Southgate, keeping five clean sheets in seven games. I think he needs that confidence because he's capable of anything.

"I wouldn't to just keep him bubbling, keep him wanting more and then play him in the last half-hour when the game opens up".

Vanessa Coleman

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