Plenty of Chelsea fans are calling for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to replace Mason Mount once he makes his return from injury.

Loftus-Cheek has been sidelined for almost a whole year after rupturing his Achilles tendon in May 2019.

Football London have recently reported that he’s closing in on a return after he took part in first-team training ahead of the FA Cup Fourth Round trip to Hull City.

Chelsea author Mark Worrall has eluded to the 24-year-old nearing the first-team picture again, ahead of the final months of the 2019-20 season. He suggested that Loftus-Cheek will be like a new £50million signing, but also asked the question of which current starting midfielder’s place is at risk.

Mount has started 22 of Chelsea’s 25 Premier League games since Frank Lampard took charge, coming off the bench in the other three. The 21-year-old has registered five goals and four assists in the league this season, but now many fans seemingly want to see something different.

These supporters want Lampard to drop Mount and accommodate Loftus-Cheek once he returns to fitness, which could be sooner rather than later.