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Loan system in Chelsea has improved, says Lucas Piazon

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Brazilian forward Lucas Piazon has said that Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s place in the England World Cup squad shows that Chelsea’s loan system has improved according to SkySports.

Loftus-Cheek is among the 38 Chelsea players that spent last season away from the club, yet earned a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s side after impressing on loan at Crystal Palace.

Although Piazon has been loaned out of Stamford Bridge in each season for the five years, his previous spells at Reading, Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem and Eintracht Frankfurt.

When asked about whether he thought the loan system at Chelsea helps young players, Piazon said:

“I think it is getting better now. Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] is a great example. He is going to the World Cup and he was on loan at Palace.

“A lot of players did well on their loans and they got a move or are back in the Chelsea first-team.

“The boys are understanding better what a loan is and what you have to do well to develop for the Chelsea first-team or for another team.

“The system is improving and our understanding of the system is also improving. It is working better now.

“The contact they have with us now is more consistent as well. A few years ago the contact was every once in a while, now it is much more. We feel a little closer to the club.”

In 25 appearances Piazon scored six goals for Fulham this season and has not ruled out a third stint at Craven Cottage.