Chelsea midfielder Reuben Loftus-Cheek has admitted that playing for the London based club is very difficult. The three lion’s footballer was a regular feature at Crystal Palace where he was on loan last season, but is yet to make a start for Chelsea in the current Premier League season.

Loftus-Cheek have been linked with a loan move with several football analyst advising the midfielder to depart the Bridge for the sake of his career, but the midfielder insists that he is focused with Chelsea at the moment.

“Every player goes through tough times. From playing a lot to not playing a lot is tough. I have a good family and friends who help me when times are tough which is always good for me. Also I am strong individually to know what I want in the future. I will always believe I will get to where I want if I keep my head down,” Loftus-Cheek is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

“I try not to think too much about the future. I can’t think that far ahead [to the end of the season], I can only think about what’s happening right now. It is a difficult period coming up where we have to be fully focused. There’s loads of games so loads of rotation, so we all need to be ready physically and mentally for this.

“My head right now is on playing for Chelsea and learning Sarri’s way. When I get the opportunity to play I have got to do my best and to try and make stuff happen but also do what the manager asks me to do defensively. Me scoring goals is looking good at the moment. I look to improve on that — I always try to see myself as a goal scoring midfielder. Hopefully I can build on this run.”

Newcastle UnitedWest Ham UnitedBournemouth and Schalke 04 have been identified as his likely destination in the event that he decide to leave the London based club next window.