Ruben Loftus-Cheek has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Chelsea, excelling across all competitions for the Blues and developing into a key player.
In the early part of his career, it seemed as if the young Englishman would have to rely on loan spells in order to achieve first-team football.
But after 37 appearances, eight goals, and five assists this campaign, Loftus-Cheek is now making his mark in west London.
And he has the full support of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, something which must come as a confidence boost for the England international.
“In the last month he has been able to train every day so, for us, it’s really very important,” the Italian told The Guardian.
“Now he is fit and, in Germany, he played very well before suffering from cramp. That can happen of course.
“But I am really very happy with him.”
For a manager that once seemed content to ship Loftus-Cheek out on loan, the praise shows just what an impact the midfielder has made this season.
In spite of his injury concerns, Sarri clearly sees him as central to his plans at Chelsea.
A series of dominating performances in midfield has seen Loftus-Cheek become a standout performer for the Blues, using his strength and technique to control matches.
The England international appears set to excite supporters at Chelsea for many seasons to come, and with the trust of Sarri, the 23-year-old can finally make Stamford Bridge his home.