A shortage of available midfielders prompted England coach Gareth Southgate to hand Loftus-Cheek his international debut against Germany and the 21-year-old retained his place for the clash with the Selecao on Tuesday.
Blues attacker Willian, introduced as a substitute by Tite in the second half, was impressed by the impact of the young midfielder and feels he could well have a bright future at Stamford Bridge after previously struggling for first-team opportunities.
"I don't know why he is at Crystal Palace now," he told reporters. "I don't know why.
"He has to come back!
"He is strong, he has quality. He has a great future."
Disappointing to have my night cut short after being on the pitch with some amazing players
Will Stay positive after a good week #ENG pic.twitter.com/ygGzz0Zp8J — Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) November 15, 2017
Loftus-Cheek made his senior debut for Chelsea in 2014 and has managed only six Premier League starts for the west London club, but he could yet revive his Blues fortunes following an assured introduction to international football.