Chelsea legend Dennis Wise has backed Ruben Loftus-Cheek to star for England at the World Cup.

The Chelsea midfielder, who enjoyed a successful loan spell with Crystal Palace last season, was named in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad.

And Wise says the two-capped international will offer England something different in Russia.

The former England midfielder, who made over 300 appearances for Chelsea, said “He was always going to be in his [Southgate’s] thoughts.

“Gareth was just waiting to see if he was going to get back [from injury], and he did.

“He has got ability. In the game against Germany, I thought he was outstanding.

“He is somebody who can give you something different when you need it. He is a physical presence, he's got great ability and he can open doors when he runs at people.

“I like the boy, I always have. I'm pleased that he's in there.”