Chelsea legend Dennis Wise has claimed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek can become a mainstay under Maurizio Sarri if he decides to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Loftus-Cheek has impressed when given the chance by Sarri this season, as he managed to score three goals in five Premier League appearances.

Recent reports suggested that the 22-year-old could leave the West London club as he wants a regular game time.

However, former Blues midfielder Wise has urged Loftus-Cheek to stay at Stamford Bridge, despite having started just one Premier League clash this season.

“I’m sure that many teams would want him,” Wise told the Metro.

“But as a player, you should be asking yourself: ‘What do I want to be?’ I’d want to fight and get in this team.”

“He’s up against good players but do you want to go to [someone like] Crystal Palace where you’ll play week in week out and constantly battling or do you want to be at a team that can win trophies, competing against quality players?”

“I know as a player that I’d want to fight to make that shirt my shirt.”

“You want to make your shirt a Chelsea one because that’s where Ruben needs to be.”

“He’s got to be consistent because there are players that have a lot of quality so he has to produce week in, week out.”

“He’s shown Sarri what he’s capable of and he’s proven he’s at that level.”

“Sarri now has to make a decision on who plays in that third spot [in midfield] and I think Ruben has a good chance.”

“Ruben has a great opportunity of making it his spot and I think he deserves a run in the team.”

Chelsea will be back in the Premier League action on Sunday evening as they take on league leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

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