Chelsea manager has revealed the role of Ruben Loftus-Cheek at this club this season following the arrival of new faces at the Stamford Bridge.
The manager claimed that the midfielder could be deployed as a number 10 this season when the midfielder return to full fitness level.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 25, spent almost the whole season last season on the treatment table after he sustained an injury but returned to action at the end of the campaign and started in our opening day victory over Brighton on Monday night.
The England international played against Brighton but behind Timo Werner and Lampard insisted that he could feature in that role again Ruben obviously has been out for a long time and even his return to play was pretty broken by the lockdown and the restart when he was just available to play a few games,’ said Lampard.
‘So we certainly have to give him a bit of time on those fronts.
‘It’s a position [No.10] that Ruben can play for us. We’ve got injuries with [Hakim] Ziyech out and [Christian] Pulisic out as well,’ said Lampard, on deploying Loftus-Cheek in a more advanced role.
‘They are players that will come back and give me lots of options, so it was interesting for me to see Ruben in that number 10 position, he can certainly give us lots in those areas.’
Chelsea would entertain Liverpool in their next clash on Sunday in the Premier League.