World Cup winner N’Golo Kante believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek is ready to step up and deliver for Chelsea in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old emerged from the club’s academy in 2014 and is now earning a regular spot in the first team.
Kante is confident Loftus-Cheek will prove his worth at Stamford Bridge.
“When I came to Chelsea Ruben was already here and for sure he is a good player,” the France international told Sky Sports.
“Now he’s in the England squad. He did well last season at Crystal Palace and I think he’s ready to play.
“He’s played some good games and now it’s the manager’s decision. We all have the chance to be at Chelsea and to play with some of the best players in the league.
“We can all learn from that, but he needs to keep working, to keep improving and I hope it will come at the right time.”