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Video: Ruben Loftus-Cheek Remembers Being Told to Take on Didier Drogba on His First Day

Video: Ruben Loftus-Cheek Remembers Being Told to Take on Didier Drogba on His First Day

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was told to take on Chelsea legend Didier Drogba during his first day training with the senior squad… an experience which he admits made him realise he needed to hit the gym.

Loftus-Cheek is currently on loan from the Blues at Crystal Palace and looks set to be part of the England squad which will travel to Russia for this summer’s World Cup.

However, the prospect of rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best players on the grandest stage of them all shouldn’t faze the talented 22-year-old.

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Especially as he has the experience of training alongside a Premier League legend like Drogba… when he was just 14.

Loftus-Cheek was speaking to Soccer AM, when he was asked about his first day at Chelsea’s training base.

And the youngster had a brilliant story lined up, recalling how he got the day off school only to be handed the enormous task of taking on the former Ivory Coast international in a 1 vs 1 drill…

Not the easiest of challenges on your first day:

 

Loftus-Cheek has made just 20 appearances for the Eagles this season and probably hasn’t made a big enough jump in terms of his performances to walk straight into the Chelsea team when he returns to Stamford Bridge.

However, with Antonio Conte’s future appearing uncertain and should he have a strong World Cup for England, there’s no telling at which level Loftus-Cheek will be playing next term.

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