Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a very good game against Vidi in the Europa League yesterday evening.
The England international was given his first start under Maurizio Sarri and played the first 66 minutes before being substituted for Ross Barkley.
Fans on Twitter were very happy with Loftus-Cheek’s display:
Loftus cheek has been brilliant
— MEDITATOR???? (@kevneshh) October 4, 2018
Loftus Cheek needs to start more
— Zipp (@RealZipp) October 4, 2018
Loftus Cheek is doing the most ????????????
— Mathole ???? (@Khosi_Munene) October 4, 2018
Love watching loftus cheek play ????
— Austin Schofield (@austin2312) October 4, 2018
Love RLC def a future star and he needs to feature more
— G (@GDOTRIZ) October 4, 2018
Maybe I'm wrong but does RLC not remind anyone of pogba? Massive, can drive, can pass. Obviously not the same level but I see it.
— Hazard For President (@PresidentHazard) October 4, 2018
Some want Sarri to pick him ahead of Barkley:
Imagine thinking Barkley is better
— Baba Madman (@RadicalRahman) October 4, 2018
Loftus Cheek has done more EVERYTIME hes played than Barkley has whole pre season & pl matches so far. How can you rate Barkley ahead of him.
— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) October 4, 2018
RLC far better than Barkley
— Luckies Hazard10 (@LuckiesHazard) October 4, 2018
Loftus-Cheek has struggled for fitness at the start of this season with a foot injury he sustained whilst on England duty hampering his game time.
Now back in full training and raring to go, the 22-year-old is looking to make up for lost time. He will be hoping his start against Vidi will be one of many under Sarri this season.
However, there is fierce competition for a place in the starting line up with the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho all competing for just three spots in the first eleven.