'Best player on the pitch': Some Chelsea fans claim their player was 'amazing' tonight despite Juve defeat

A handful of Chelsea supporters on social media managed to find some positives in Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s performance against Juventus tonight.

The Blues suffered their second successive 1-0 defeat thanks to a stubborn display from the Italian side.

Federico Chiesa scored after just 11 seconds into the second half, which completely took Chelsea by surprise.

From that moment on, Juve put up the barricades and hardly let anything through their fortress.

Thomas Tuchel’s team huffed and puffed but could simply not find a way through the black and white wall.

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One of the few highlights of the game was Loftus-Cheek’s introduction after the interval.

He tried to push on his teammates by playing forward passes and picking up clever positions.

Although the 25-year-old’s inclusion was eventually in vain, a portion of Chelsea fans found solace in his efforts.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:


Poor performing Blues

Other than Loftus-Cheek, very few Chelsea players held any credibility after the full-time whistle.

Romelu Lukaku hardly had a sniff all evening, constantly snuffed out by the Juve defenders.

The Belgian wasn’t helped by the poor and often non-existent service from those around him.

Hakim Ziyech couldn’t stam his mark on what was a grand opportunity for the Moroccan.

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Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic did not have their typically telepathic display.

The list goes of underwhelming exertions from the Blue camp goes on.

Credit must go to Juve, who stuck to their game plan like glue.

They soaked up all the pressure and took their chance when it arrived.

Chelsea take on Southampton this weekend in the Premier League, aiming to halt this mini rut.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.