- These Chelsea fans loved Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s hat-trick vs. BATE.
- Loftus-Cheek equalled Alvaro Morata’s season tally in just 53 minutes.
- READ MORE: Loftus-Cheek will not be allowed permanent transfer
Twitter went crazy for Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the Chelsea midfielder bagged a hat-trick against BATE on Thursday evening.
Loftus-Cheek has struggled to force his way into Maurizio Sarri’s thinking this term, but three goals against the Belarusian champions will go some way to convincing the Italian he’s worthy of a starting spot.
Ross Barkley has two in his last two appearances in a Chelsea shirt, but a flurry from the 24-year-old should not leave us overlooking the fact that there are very few goals in our midfield.
Loftus-Cheek proved last night that he has an eye for goal, and irrespective of the quality of opposition, that’s a useful asset to have. Frank Lampard’s productivity from midfield was a huge contributor to our success over the years.
Ruben has a long way to go before we can draw comparisons between him and Lampard, but many Chelsea fans are excited about what they’re seeing from him. Here’s our a select few reacted to his hat-trick on Twitter last night.
This can’t be real. This can’t be life. What a night. We will all remember this.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) October 25, 2018
Ruben Loftus Cheek Hatrick. Remember the name. A statement has been made. pic.twitter.com/F1qsU92NTN
— Pys (@CFCPys) October 25, 2018
It’s taken Ruben Loftus-Cheek 53 minutes to equal Álvaro Morata’s goal tally for the season.
— ً (@FutboILucas) October 25, 2018
Just a reminder that Ruben Loftus-Cheek was loaned out so that Tiémoué Bakayoko could make 24 appearances for Chelsea Football Club
— Cobham Blues (@cobhamblues) October 25, 2018
“Loftus-Cheek, he’s one of our own.”
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) October 25, 2018
morata and giroud all season: 3 goals
loftus cheek in one game: 3 goals pic.twitter.com/vjtQROpmpl
— ً (@VintageEden) October 25, 2018
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) October 25, 2018
Not everyone was happy to see Loftus-Cheek performing so well, though, this Crystal Palace fan was hoping for him to return in January. No chance!
Loftus-Cheek calm down, ffs.
You are meant to be our January season saver.#CPFC
— CPFC HQ (@CPFCHQ) October 25, 2018