Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s detached mortgage spell at Fulham continued on Wednesday night time because the Cottagers drew their relegation six-pointer 1-1 with Burnley.
The Chelsea loanee nonetheless has only one objective to indicate for his time at Craven Cottage, as he struggles to regain the shape that noticed him beginning for each the Blues and England lower than two years in the past.
In a merciless blow, the 25-year-old was compelled to spend greater than a 12 months on the sidelines, struggling a critical Achilles harm throughout a 2018/19 marketing campaign which had seen him break into the Chelsea staff.
And in reality, Loftus-Cheek has by no means actually been the identical participant since. Whereas tidy, the Englishman has didn’t rediscover the inventive contact which made him so efficient.
Wales legend Dean Saunders, commentating on the Burnley draw for talkSPORT 2, believes Loftus-Cheek is scuffling with confidence and appears ‘misplaced’ proper now.
Nonetheless, the Chelsea loanee has the standard to get Fulham out of bother this season, and former Aston Villa striker Saunders believes their future within the division will rely upon it.
“I believe he’s a bit misplaced on the minute,” Saunders instructed talkSPORT 2. “He had such an excellent begin in his profession.
“He’s gone to Fulham and I’ve not seen him play like he can play for a protracted, very long time.
“He appears like he’s acquired no confidence, each step he takes is a little bit of a doubt.
“He must step as much as the plate. If Fulham are going to remain up, he’s one of many gamers who must provide you with some assists and a few targets within the subsequent ten days.”