The west Londoners' academy product has been shipped off on loan to Crystal Palace this season to pick up some Premier League experience.
And his performances at Selhurst Park have been recognised with a call-up to England's senior squad.
Loftus-Cheek impressed against Germany on Friday night, winning the man of the match award.
And he was bright in flashes last night before he was forced off through injury.
Former Chelsea forward Nevin has suggested Loftus-Cheek could find it tough to force his way into Antonio Conte's plans though.
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Ruben for his part still has to muscle his way past Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater
Former Chelsea forward Pat Nevin
"Ruben for his part still has to muscle his way past Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater when he comes back to Stamford Bridge, and this will be no easy task," said Nevin while writing for Chelsea's official website.
"If however he continues to impress for England and is clearly the best of the bunch at Crystal Palace for the rest of the season, I am convinced he will get a chance."
Nevin says Loftus-Cheek, and Tammy Abraham, can take heart from Andreas Christensen's path into the Chelsea first-team squad though.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is on loan at Crystal Palace this season
Pat Nevin says Ruben Loftus-Cheek faces a battle to get into Chelsea's first-team
"The perfect example for these two is Andreas Christensen who I was writing about here last week," he said.
"He played some first-team football here, but he earned his stripes as well as made his mistakes playing with Borussia Monchengladbach.
"They were playing not only in the Bundesliga but also the Champions League and when he won that club’s Player of the Year, it was clear he had shown he was good enough to be part of the Chelsea squad."