Chelsea were beaten today for the first time this season at home to Manchester City – but some Blues fans on Twitter did at least find a positive from the cameo display of their player Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The Blues suffered a 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League fixture.

Thomas Tuchel’s side had won the previous three meetings with Man City. However, that end came to an end on Saturday afternoon.

Gabriel Jesus was the match-winer for the visitors as his effort early in the second half deflect into the net. Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was left helpless with the shot, but he certainly kept the scoreline down with several impressive saves throughout the 90 minutes.

 

Chelsea now need to lift themselves quickly for Wednesday’s trip to Turin when they face Italian giants Juventus in the Champions League group stages. 

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Is Loftus-Cheek back?

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are extremely optimistic about Loftus-Cheek after his performance against Man City.

The central midfielder only got 15 minutes on the pitch at the end of the match, but gave the team much more of an attacking presence with his willingness to drive forward in possession.

Aged 25, it looked like his chances at the Bridge were over. However, the Chelsea academy graduate may have shown in the last few days he can offer something to Tuchel’s squad moving forward.

If he can recapture his form of a few years ago, Chelsea have another special option in midfield.

Here are some Blues fans discussing Loftus-Cheek:

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