Chelsea midfielder Loftus Cheek is yet to feature for Frank Lampard’s side this campaign after suffering an Achilles injury last year.

In turn, it will have been a hard and frustrating period for the England international, particularly given the Chelsea manager has given a number of the club’s youth products a key role in his plans this season.

Though, the Blues could get a boost courtesy of Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the coming weeks, as the Daily Mail report that he will feature for the U23s side facing Arsenal next Monday as he seems to get minutes under his belt and his game fitness back.

Should he feature as required, that will be his second run out for the growing squad in a matter of weeks, and so he will surely feel convinced, along with the Blues medical staff, that he is nearing a return for the senior side.

The fact that Ruben Loftus-Cheek was able to come through his first outing with no setbacks during or after the match would have been a massive boost for all concerned in itself. If he were to follow that up with another solid run-out versus the Gunners, that would surely suggest that he could be back in contention for Frank Lampard sooner rather than later.

With Chelsea still just about holding onto the fourth spot in the Premier League table, albeit the gap is now down to only two points, having a player like RubenLoftus-Cheek give them a lift and another key option in midfield will surely be welcomed with open arms.

He’s bagged 12 goals and 10 assists in 72 matches for the senior side, and he’ll be hoping to add to those tallies between now and the end of the campaign as he could be back just in time for the business end of the season.