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Loftus Cheek: Sarri is improving me as a player

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has said that he feels that manager Maurizio Sarri is helping him to improve as a player, both technically and tactically.

The England international is one of the most highly rated players to come through the Chelsea academy in recent years, but like so many  other youths before him, he is been unable to establish himself as a first team regular at Stamford Bridge.

Having spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and breaking into the England setup, the midfielder was offered a rare opportunity to impress on Thursday night during Chelsea’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov.

He grabbed that opportunity with both hands, scoring a fine hat-trick, as the Blues beat the Belarusian outfit 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, and speaking after the game, he has said that he feels that he is improving under the guidance of new manager Maurizio Sarri.

“He’s always trying to help me, defensively and position-wise,” Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports News.

Asked if Sarri had improved him, the 22-year-old replied: “Definitely, but I’ll always improve as a player day by day, technically and tactically from training. The more I play the better I’ll get as well. My target at the moment is to get my positioning right and the rest will come after that.”

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