The 21-year-old joined the Eagles on a season-long loan after finding his first-team opportunities severely limited at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea.

Being at Palace gives me the platform to learn and develop.

And Loftus-Cheek is already reaping the rewards of the switch, having made his senior England debut in the goalless draw against Germany last week.

However, the talented youngster says he still has some way to go before he reaches his optimum level, with his fitness levels not entirely where he would like them.

Loftus-Cheek told the Croydon Advertiser: “I still think I’m not in the best of conditions right now, because I’ve had injuries at the start of the season which hindered my development.

“Now, I just think I need 10-15 games in a row to feel good for the whole 90 minutes and to feel strong and to play my best football.

“Right now I’m willing to give everything 100 per cent in games and try to improve. I’ve got the opportunity to play every week.

“So, being at Palace gives me the platform to learn and develop.”

Following the international break, Palace return to action with a home clash with fellow strugglers Everton, who moved out of the relegation places with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Watford last time out.

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Loftus-Cheek vows to improve
Crystal Palace loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek is positive that there is more to come from him, with the England midfielder plainly taking pleasure in life at Selhurst Park.
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