Ruben Loftus-Cheek came off the bench in the win over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday night – and many Chelsea fans on Twitter were impressed with his performance.
The Blues secured a comfortable 3-0 home victory against the Ukrainian team in the first leg of a Europa League last-16 tie.
Maurizio Sarri’s team now have one foot in the quarter-finals of the competition and it represents a real opportunity to get into the Champions League next year.
Pedro opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge after some excellent link up with Olivier Giroud in the penalty area.
Loftus-Cheek was then introduced in the second-half and he won the free-kick that Willian dispatched into the top corner in the 65th minute.
Loftus-Cheek also assisted teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi in the 90th minute, as he flicked it into the path of the youngster to fire in and put the tie firmly in the favour of the Premier League side.
A selection of Chelsea fans were blown away by Loftus-Cheek’s second-half cameo and want to see more of him in the first team.
The 23-year-old is still trying to force his way into the XI on a permanent basis, but the powerhouse central midfielder usually makes an impact when he’s on the pitch.
Here are some of the Chelsea fans on Loftus-Cheek:
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is amazing man
— Lucas (@COYBLucas) March 7, 2019
Every time Loftus-Cheek plays he looks deadly. I sit in awe when he strides with the ball. Incredible ability.
— CFC Mike (@GardenOfEdenH) March 7, 2019
Ruben Loftus-Cheek really has the potential and qualities to be the goal scoring midfielder that Chelsea has been missing since Lampard left. #CFC
— Jay Thakker (@thakkerjay) March 7, 2019
It’s unreal how good Loftus-Cheek is
— Harroldinho (@Harry_White96) March 7, 2019
One move and Loftus Cheek has done more than Barkley in the last 3 games #CHEDYN
— Fsix 🇬🇧 🇳🇬 (@Fsiix) March 7, 2019
Loftus-Cheek has made such a difference
— A pint of Chelsea (@apintofchelsea) March 7, 2019
Loftus-Cheek has all of the qualities and potential to be a world class midfielder. Absolutely needs to be starting. #CFC
— Emilee (@e_shaffer14) March 7, 2019