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Why Loftus-Cheek Could Replace Jorginho In Chelsea's Lineup After International Break

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The international break is officially on and many players from Europe's top 5 clubs have been invited by their respective countries. Chelsea seems to have a lot of their players invited for national duties and as much as they have many players invited, they still have a larger number of players that are not invited for their country round of games.

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As we all know that Jorginho was invited by the Italian national team and they were defeated 2-1 by Spain during yesterday's Nation League semi-finals.

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While on the other hand, Ruben Loftus-Cheek didn't earn an invitation from England national team led by Gareth Southgate and that could be a blessing in disguise for him as it could hand him more playing time at Chelsea.

Loftus-Cheek has been showing glimpses of what he was made of, playing a vital role in Chelsea's last 2 games in all competitions. The midfielder replaced Jorginho in the lineup for the premier league against Southampton and he was excellent throughout his duration on the pitch.

The England international remains in Chelsea and would be training with the rest of the guys that were not invited for national duty.

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Should he continue to impress Thomas Tuchel at the Cobham training ground, it means he has higher chances of playing Chelsea's upcoming matches ahead of Jorginho who is far away from the gaffer at present.

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Thomas Tuchel is known to be a very diplomatic gaffer, who is influenced by what he sees and he makes match decisions based on how he is impressed by players' work in training.

Recall that Marcos Alonso won Tuchel's mind with his work and attitude in training after Ben Chilwell went on international duty with England at Euros and up till now Spaniard has played more minutes at Chelsea this season.

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We would likely see more of Loftus-Cheek than Jorginho after the international break when Chelsea will be playing against Brentford in the league before hosting Malmö in the Champions League.

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