He put pen to paper at Craven Cottage earlier in October on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2020/21 term.

The 71-year-old English tactician revealed that Loftus-Cheek is a player who is highly rated at the club and feels Fulham have done outstanding business to snap the player up.

Loftus-Cheek spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at the Selhurst Park outfit and appears to have left a lasting impression.

“Ruben Loftus-Cheek is an outstanding signing for Fulham and he’s a player we think very highly of here”, Hodgson told reporters.

Ruben clocked up 81 minutes against the Blades two weeks ago at Bramall Lane but failed to mark his home debut with a win against Crystal Palace.

In other news, Chelsea aren’t going to throw in the towel with regards to West Ham’s midfielder Declan Rice and in the next transfer window they could go for the English player again, reports say.

The Blues has been trying to sign Declan Rice for months now and in the summer window they were unable to convince fellow PL outfit, who do not want to let one of their prized assets go.

According to the Daily Star, Chelsea are not going to give up and will try to do its best until all variants have been exhausted, so there will be a new offensive in three months.