Chelsea legend John Terry still acts as a mentor to former teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Now on-loan at Crystal Palace, Loftus-Cheek is being celebrated after a five-star performance on his England debut against Germany last week.

Even though he left Stamford Bridge for Championship side Aston Villa in the summer, the 36-year-old is still proving to be a useful mentor for his former club-mate.

“John has been helping me a lot this season,” said Loftus-Cheek. “He’s always been supportive of me and will continue to be so.

“I’ve bumped into him a few times and we’ve had a few chats about what it’s like at Aston Villa for him and he’s asking me how I’m doing. He’s always giving me advice.

“John has been telling me that I just have to keep my feet on the ground and keep working. Sometimes it’s easy as a young player, when you get exposure, for things to change and it’s hard to deal with.

“But I don’t think it’ll be difficult for me to keep my feet on the ground. I like to think I’m a humble person.

“I’ve just got to keep working hard, to keep pushing, stay fit, get as many games as I can and who knows what will happen.”


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