The England worldwide hasn’t featured below his new supervisor since Lampard’s return to Stamford Bridge, having ruptured his achilles tendon in May.
And frustratingly for Lampard and Loftus-Cheek, there is no such thing as a set comeback date for the academy graduate.
‘Ruben has had a few setbacks over the last two months,’ Lampard stated after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night time.
‘He hasn’t had a brand new one however it’s not flying alongside as a lot as we’d need and it’s not for the need of making an attempt by all people, together with Ruben himself.
‘There is nothing worse than being injured but at the moment we are no closer to him being fit.’
Goals from Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have been sufficient to sink Aston Villa in what was a dominant efficiency from Lampard’s males.
However, he continues to be anticipating extra from his facet, who’re six factors away from fifth-placed Wolves.
‘I am happy but I want more,’ he added. ‘We have had a reasonably good begin as a result of most individuals in all probability anticipated us in any other case.
‘But I need extra on a regular basis and I believe that the final week has been a superb instance of that for us.
‘For me and for us, I noticed us go to Manchester City and commerce with them like a giant staff who was in and round that degree.
‘Then I saw us play against West Ham and not have that, and you are going to lose games in the Premier League. Then I saw a recovery today to get back to where we are.’