‘The pace’: Ruben Loftus-Cheek raves about two Chelsea teammates after latest display

Ruben Loftus-Cheek praised Chelsea teammates Callum Hudson and Hakim Ziyech after their Champions League displays earlier in the week.

The Blues won 1-0 away to Swedish club Malmo on Tuesday night, as they strengthened their chances of qualify in the Champions League group stages.

Thomas Tuchel’s side go into Saturday’s Premier League match at home Burnley off the back of some great results. Therefore, the league leaders should be confident of signing off with three points before the November international break. 

Loftus-Cheek, who delivered an impressive display himself in midfield against Malmo, has raved about two of Chelsea’s attackers. 

Hudson-Odoi’s stunning cross set up Ziyech to score the only goal of the game against Malmo this week. It’s something that Loftus-Cheek claims is something straight off the training ground, too.

“Goals like ours will break down any team with the way we played it, the give-and-gos, it’s hard to stop. With the pace of Callum as well and Hakim arriving in the box, that’s what we do in training and he’s finished it really well,” Loftus-Cheek said.

Have Hudson-Odoi and Ziyech done enough?

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With numerous injuries hitting Chelsea in recent weeks, Blues duo Hudson-Odoi and Ziyech have both been given plenty of game time by manager Tuchel.

They have started games either side of frontman Kai Havertz in their bid to impress.

Ziyech, 28, can be pleased with his goal against Malmo. Also, he’s picked up an assist in the Carabao Cup during the club’s last three fixtures. However, pundit Jason Cundy recently claimed he doesn’t think the left-footer is doing enough in matches.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old forward Hudson-Odoi has one goal and two assists in his last five Chelsea games. 

You would say the two starting positions in attacking wide areas remain up for grabs, but Hudson-Odoi is the individual putting the best case forward right now to stick in the line-up long-term.

Christian Pulisic re-emergence

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Pulisic, 23, came off the bench against Malmo to play his first Chelsea minutes since mid-August. 

If he can avoid injuries, Blues supporters have seen how explosive the American attacker can be at Stamford Bridge. 

His comeback is only going to improve competition.

Also, Timo Werner, Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku will be coming back into the frame, meaning there is a stunning strength in depth.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.