Ruben Loftus Cheek Biography
Ruben Loftus Cheek (full name: Ruben Ira Loftus Cheek) is an English professional footballer born on 23rd January 1996 in Lewisham, England. He plays for Premier League club Chelsea and the English national team.
Ruben Loftus Cheek Age
Loftus-Cheek was born on 23rd January 1996 in Lewisham, London, United Kingdom. He is 22 years old as of 2018.
Ruben Loftus Cheek Parents | Ruben Loftus Cheek Family
The young English player was born to Juliette Cheek (mother) and Trevor Loftus (father). He is of Guyanese descent through his father though his mother Juliette, is of British origin. He has two half-brothers, from his father’s side, former professional footballers Carl Cort and Leon Cort. He also has a younger brother by the name Joe, who is a semi-professional footballer.
Ruben Loftus Cheek Career
Ruben Loftus Cheek Chelsea
At the age of eight, Loftus-Cheek joined Chelsea football club. During the 2011-12 season he was very impressive although he got a hip injury, from which he recovered by the end of the season. He then made a substitute appearance in the 2012 FA Youth Cup final after his recovery.
He made 18 appearances in the 2012–13 season, for the U-18 squad and 9 appearances for the U-21 squad. He was rewarded with a place to travel in the first- team squad at the end of the season, for his good form. They were going for a post season friendly against Manchester City in May 2013. In the 2013 -14 season, he helped Chelsea win the FA Youth Cup and was a regular for the U21s as they won the Under-21 Premier League.
On 10th December 2014 he made his senior debut for the club replacing Cesc Fàbregas for the final 7 minutes of a UEFA Champions League group match against Sporting CP at Stamford Bridge; Chelsea won 3–1 having already come first in the group.
On 31st January 2015, Cheek played his first Premier League, coming on for Oscar in added time at the end of a 1–1 home draw against Manchester City.
On 3rd February he was promoted into José Mourinho‘s first team squad alongside fellow teenager Izzy Brown. On 13 April, Loftus-Cheek played for Chelsea in the final of the 2014–15 UEFA Youth League against Shakhtar Donetsk in Switzerland, which ended with a 3–2 victory for Chelsea.
On 10 May 2015, Loftus-Cheek was awarded his first start against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, playing 60 minutes and recording a 100% pass completion record, before being replaced by Nemanja Matić, in a match that ended in a 1–1 draw. Although Loftus-Cheek only made three league appearances out of the whole season, Mourinho stated that he would receive a winner’s medal for his contributions that season.
On 29th August 2015, he made made his first appearance coming off the bench against Crystal Palace as Chelsea suffered their first home defeat of the season.
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On 10th January 2016, he scored his first senior goal of his career in the 68th minute in an FA Cup match against Scunthorpe United, which Chelsea won 2–0. He was a half-time substitute for Oscar. Excluding John Terry, he became the first player to have been at Chelsea since before the age of 15 and score for them since Carlton Cole 10 years and 3 days earlier.
On 29th February 2016, he signed a new five-year deal after impressing when given the chance in the first team. He scored his first league goal on 2 April, scoring the opener in a 4–0 win against Aston Villa away. After scoring his first league goal, Cheek continued to be in the starting line-up in the following two matches against Swansea City and Manchester City.
In the 2016 -17 season, he was deployed as a striker, playing alongside Diego Costa during preseason, under new manager Antonio Conte. After the loan departure of Bertrand Traoré, Loftus-Cheek was handed the number 14 shirt prior to the season’s beginning, switching from his previous number 36.
On 23 August 2016, he made his first appearance of the season, starting against Bristol Rovers in the Second round of the EFL Cup. He started the build-up of the first goal, as well as providing the assist to the third goal scored by Michy Batshuayi, which turned out to be the winner of a 3–2 victory. He received a standing ovation as he was coming-off for Oscar in 82nd minute, and was also praised by Conte after the match.
Loan to Crystal Palace
He joined fellow Crystal Palace, also Premier League club, on a season-long loan from 12 July 2017. He made his debut on the opening day of the season during their 3–0 home defeat against Huddersfield Town as he played for the full 90 minutes. Following some impressive form, Loftus-Cheek was rewarded with a senior call-up by manager Gareth Southgate to the England squad for their fixtures against Germany and Brazil in November 2017.
Return to Chelsea
He was included in Chelsea’s first team in the 2018/2019 season as well as assigned the number 12 shirt. He scored a hat-trick on 25 October 2018 in a Europa League match against BATE Borisov. He also scored his first league goal of the season away to Burnley three days later.
Ruben Loftus Cheek International Career
In 2011, he represented England at the under-16 level for the first time and then progressed through to the U17, U19 and U21 teams. He received his first call up to the England U21 team in 2015, being named in the provisional squad for the European Championship after impressing for the U19s and breaking into the senior Chelsea team.
In 2016, Ruben Loftus Cheek took part in the Toulon Tournament with England and scored what proved to be the winning goal in the final against France. After the match, he was named Player of the Tournament and became the first English player to win the award since Alan Shearer in 1991.
In November 2017, he received his first call-up to the England senior squad. He made his England debut during their friendly fixture against Germany, in which he featured for the full 90 minutes, winning man of the match after an impressive performance in the 0–0 draw.
He was included in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 16 May 2018. He played during England’s opening match at the 80th minute as a substitute for Dele Alli on 18th June 2018, a game England won 2-1 over Tunisia.
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Ruben Loftus Cheek FIFA 19
Ruben Loftus-Cheek plays as a Central Midfielder for Chelsea in England. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 77 with a potential of 85. Loftus-Cheek has got a 4-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Low. Loftus-Cheek’s height is 191 cm cm and his weight is estimated at 83 kg kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is playing with number 12. His best stats are: Short Pass: 83, Dribbling: 82, Ball Control: 81, Long Pass: 81, Strength: 80.
|Kit Number 12|
|Joined Club July 3, 2013|
|Contract Length 2021|
Ruben Loftus Cheek FIFA 17
Ruben Loftus-Cheek plays as a Attacking Midfielder for Chelsea in England. His overall rating in FIFA 17 is 68 with a potential of 82. Loftus-Cheek has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Loftus-Cheek’s height is 191 cm cm and his weight is estimated at 83 kg kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is playing with number 14. His best stats are: Strength: 78, Stamina: 76, Short Pass: 75, Sprint Speed: 73, Composure: 71.
|Kit Number 14|
|Joined Club July 3, 2013|
|Contract Length 2021|
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Maurizio Sarri confirms Ruben Loftus-Cheek will not be allowed to leave Chelsea on loan in January
The midfielder spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace but will stay Chelsea in January after suggesting he wanted to leave
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Published: 2 November 2018
Maurizio Sarri has ruled out the possibility of Ruben Loftus-Cheek making a loan move away from Chelsea during the January transfer window.
Loftus-Cheek has found himself on the fringes of Sarri’s side during the opening months of the season and the midfielder raised the possibility of making a short-term switch earlier in the campaign.
The 22-year-old spent a successful season-long spell at Crystal Palace – Chelsea’s opponents at Stamford Bridge on Sunday – last term and Palace manager Roy Hodgson has made it clear he would welcome the player back at Selhurst Park.
But Loftus-Cheek has made strong case for more involvement in recent weeks, scoring a hat-trick in the Europa League defeat of Bate Borisov in only his second start of the season before returning to the scoresheet in the Premier League win at Burnley.
Sarri admits he has been impressed with the England international’s progress, while insisting the player has plenty of room for improvement.
But the Blues head coach believes Loftus-Cheek’s contribution in recent weeks has confirmed his importance to his squad.
“In October he played four matches out of five so at the moment the situation is not for a loan of course,” said Sarri.
The Italian is clear about the areas of Loftus-Cheek’s game he wants to see develop.
“He improved but he needs to improve more from the tactical point of view,” Sarri added. “On the rest he is good because physically he has great characteristics. He is fast, solid, he has impact.
“Technically he is very good and I think that if he wants to play like a midfielder he has to improve in the defensive phase at the moment but the potential is great.”