Ruben Loftus-Cheek completed 90 minutes in the emphatic win over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday – and many Chelsea fans were blown away by the quality of his performance.
The Blues recorded a 5-0 away victory in Ukraine to progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, while the result meant they won 8-0 aggregate.
Centre-forward Olivier Giroud continued his brilliant form in Europe this campaign with the perfect hat-trick and that should massively praise manager Maurizio Sarri.
Meanwhile, Marcos Alonso netted a goal from close-range and academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi also got on the scoresheet.
Many Chelsea fans singled out Loftus-Cheek for his individual display and believe he bossed it.
The central midfielder looked a class above albeit against weak opposition and showed why so many are keen for him to be a regular starter.
He has been called up to the senior England squad for the upcoming international break, but is still yet to cement his spot in the starting XI for the team in the Premier League.
Loftus-Cheek managed to supply an assist for Giroud’s opening goal and also showed his physicality with some driving attacking runs through the centre.
Here are some of the Chelsea fans praising Loftus-Cheek:
No more bench for Loftus-Cheek pls. The guy has developed.
The midfield needs him. #CFC
— Red Rose 🌹 (@Roseangel009) March 14, 2019
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a beast of a man. Makes me wonder how he doesn’t get to start more often.
See the way he glides past defenders.
— Tam Bam 🏁 (@TheTamosaEffect) March 14, 2019
That’s two assists in 35 minutes of football against Kiev for Ruben Loftus-Cheek. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. He’s easily our best attacking midfielder.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) March 14, 2019
Ruben Loftus Cheek is absolutely class in midfield so far. How is he not starting ahead of Kovacic or Barkley is an absolute farce. #CFC
— Khai 🌚 (@KhaiHazard) March 14, 2019
What a performance by Ruben Loftus Cheek so far. He’s been brilliant driving forward, only if we needed an attacking LCM who actually creates goals 🧐
— Jamie (@CFCJamie) March 14, 2019
He has improved massively. Credit to him
— Loki Chaudhary (@FightingItOut) March 14, 2019
LOFTUS CHEEK HAS TO START
— Lewis (@CFCLewis_) March 14, 2019
Great effort from Loftus-Cheek there!!
— Rufus Sumner (@RufusSumnerCFC) March 14, 2019