Some Chelsea fans on social media agree that Ruben Loftus-Cheek should be given an opportunity in the starting line-up against Juventus on Wednesday.

If there were any positives in the defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, the 25-year-old’s convincing second-half cameo was probably one of them.

Loftus-Cheek showcased his physical abilities in the game, winning five of his seven duels, as well as completing two dribbles, despite playing just 14 minutes in the game.

Tuchel even praised the midfielder’s performance after the Manchester City game.

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“He’s a different type of player,” the Chelsea manager told Stadium Astro.

 

“He’s not a passer, he’s a dribbler, a runner who drives the ball. This could be helpful against City.

“He did very well, it was nice to see.”

Unsurprisingly, many Chelsea fans on social media feel that the club’s academy graduate deserves another chance as a starter against Juventus.

Bear in mind, Tuchel has previously spoken about Jorginho and N’Golo Kante’s fitness problems, and the trip to Turin could be an opportunity to rest these two before they face Southampton next Saturday.

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