Fantasy Premier League

FPL rising stars: Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The Scout 5 Jun 2018
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Crystal Palace

The Scout says the Chelsea midfielder who impressed on loan at Crystal Palace can offer great value in 2018/19

The Scout looks at players expected to progress and make a big impact in 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (CHE)

The Chelsea midfielder can offer outstanding value in the upcoming season.

Loftus-Cheek was priced at £4.5m for the season just gone after playing only 31 minutes in Chelsea’s title-winning 2016/17 campaign.

But a loan move to Crystal Palace meant he made 24 appearances, transforming his prospects in Fantasy.

His ownership rose to a season-high 519,000 by Gameweek 2 as FPL managers noticed his improved potential.

Same price 

Loftus-Cheek proved to be an influential figure as the Eagles recovered from the bottom of the table to finish 11th.

He produced a goal or an assist in seven of his 21 Gameweek starts, totalling two goals and five assists.

The 22-year-old scored 77 FPL points despite being sidelined for 14 Gameweeks.

But that limited playing time could mean his starting price for 2018/19 remains in the budget bracket, making him a potential bargain again.

World Cup lift?

Loftus-Cheek’s performances last term earned him a place in England's FIFA World Cup squad.

And he will hope his performances in Russia can help him become a regular in Chelsea's midfield.

But whether at Stamford Bridge or on loan, Loftus-Cheek has proved he can become a major factor in Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL rising stars: Jordan Pickford
Part 2: FPL rising stars: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Part 3: FPL rising stars: Ben Chilwell
Part 4: FPL rising stars: Benjamin Mendy
Part 5: FPL rising stars: Roberto Pereyra
Part 6: FPL rising stars: Jose Izquierdo
Part 8: FPL rising stars: Jesse Lingard
Part 9: FPL rising stars: Manuel Lanzini
Part 10: FPL rising stars: Chris Wood
Part 11: FPL rising stars: Cenk Tosun
Part 12: FPL rising stars: Steve Mounie
Part 13: FPL rising stars: Kelechi Iheanacho

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