Ruben Loftus-Cheek vs Scunthorpe
I don’t think it’s always fair to say that someone has ‘come of age’ when they score their first goal for a club. Particularly for a defensive midfielder.
His performance against Scunthorpe, however, was certainly something of a landmark.
The praise is pretty much all his. A stand out 45 minutes and the type of performance we’ve ben waiting for him to produce.
The one that makes you think, ‘this guy will eventually replace Matic’ or ‘England have their holding midfielder for the next ten years’. His goal was a nice cherry on top of the cake.
— TweetChelseaFC (@TweetChelseaFC) January 10, 2016
Of course it’s all a little premature and there is much work to be done, but at least we now know he’s got it in him.
After all the hype, we now know that Loftus-Cheek can play.
The challenge now is to do this at the top level and do it consistently.
Investment in Youth Finally Produces
After all the talk of Chelsea failing to produce their own youth talent and signing foreign stars (which for the most part stands true), it’s nice to see a genuine youth team product finally come good.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek joined the club at the age of 8, born and raised just south of the Thames and I think these factors alone will endear him to the fans more than any other player currently in the Chelsea squad.
The tweets below sufficiently show the significance of his progress.
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) September 25, 2015
After joining Chelsea at the age of eight, Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores his first senior goal for the club. pic.twitter.com/6G6IgRbRBF
— bet365 (@bet365) January 10, 2016
Roman when Loftus-Cheek scored pic.twitter.com/3cnCcK6awc
— WeAreChelseaFC (@WeAreChelseaFC) January 10, 2016
Loftus-Cheek has so far appeared 7 times in the Premier League for Chelsea.
Here’s to many more performances from Ruben like the 45 minutes he displayed against Scunthorpe.