Loftus-Cheek earned a spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was impressive.
The midfielder was one of England’s better players in the group stage, but was then benched for the knockout games.
Following the World Cup, RLC has only made two appearances for the Three Lions, and was has not been picked by Gareth Southgate since late 2018.
However, Loftus-Cheek has stayed injury free in recent months and has impressed under the tutelage of Graham Potter.
Whether or not it is too late for him to book a spot in Qatar remains to be seen, but his ability to play right-wing-back may help his case given the injuries to Reece James and Kyle Walker.
And now, the 26-year-old has been discussing his hopes of playing at this year’s World Cup.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s game against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League, Loftus-Cheek said: “It would be amazing. It would mean a lot. As a player, after going into the 2018 World Cup, you see your trajectory to go upward and to be at the next World Cup if everything goes well.
“A lot has happened in between that time, and I am just happy and grateful that I am fit and healthy and playing football now consistently.
“If I go to the World Cup, it would mean the world, but that is not at the forefront of my mind at the moment.
“We have some big games coming up that need our full focus. It would be selfish for me to think about my personal aspirations rather than the club at the moment.”