The 22-year-old netted in the 2-0 victory over Fulham.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has given Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri a selection headache after another impressive cameo in the 2-0 victory over Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old has struggled for game time in the Premier League this season and today’s 23-minute stint was just his fourth substitute showing this term for the Blues.
However, he certainly made it count with a lovely finish to earn the Blues all three points and settle the nerves around the ground.
Mateo Kovacic has failed to really impress during his loan spell so far, while Ross Barkley was not named in the squad due to a minor injury that he picked up in the 4-0 victory over PAOK on Thursday night.
With another Premier League game on Wednesday night at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Loftus-Cheek has the chance to finally start a league match this season and Sarri revealed why Loftus-Cheek is finally earning his trust.
“In the last three weeks, he’s solved me problems,” Sarri said. “I was really very happy after the last match in the Europa League because I think he played the best performance from the tactical point of view.
“I was really very happy. Today I saw Kovacic a bit tired, so I put him on the pitch without problems. I was sure about his impact in the match.”