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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has the capability to be an amazing player for Chelsea, says Blues legend Gianfranco Zola, with the midfielder seriously injured, he has the capability of bouncing back to be a great, which he is destined for.

A product of the Stamford Bridge academy system is coming from a serious injury for which he had to be out of football for approximately 10 months.

The England international has seen fitness problems prevent him from imagining for Chelsea since May 12, 2019.

Ahead of being put low on a favorable date together with the New England Revolution, Loftus-Cheek had nailed down a normal role in west London.

Gareth Southgate had also found a role for him at the senior England squad, together with 10 caps gathered, though, a critical Achilles issue has denied Loftus-Cheek the opportunity to play any part in 2019-20.

Despite his apparent struggles, Chelsea legend Zola, that worked with the highly-rated playmaker during a spell as Maurizio Sarri’s helper, believes Loftus-Cheek to be one of the most exciting prospects in the Premier League.

When naming those he would have on said record, Zola advised Sky Sports: “There’s so many right now from the Premier League that are exciting to see.

“The leading gamers for Liverpool, others. I enjoy [James] Maddison a lot from Leicester, he is a player who has very great potential.

“I also like very much past year Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He’s a player who, if he could recover his physical potential, he could be a wonderful player. Players such as [Eden] Hazard were special last year, he was unbelievable.

“There’s one player that’s a game-changer which is [Kevin] De Bruyne for City. He knows the way to do everything he can set people up for help, he can score, he can defend, he can build the play. I think he is becoming a wonderful player.”

Loftus-Cheek had enjoyed a breakthrough season at Chelsea in 2018-19, together with 40 appearances taken in throughout all competitions.

His luck with all the Blues came after demonstrating himself during a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace.

Frank Lampard would have been expected to give him game time this period, with the Blues having revealed substantial faith in home-grown players, but it remains to be seen whether moments are available whenever Premier League football resumes amid the coronavirus pandemic.