Ruben Loftus-Cheek has had a tough couple of years, and was expected to go on loan again this season to try and find some form.
When he didn’t find a club, it looked like it might be another wasted season for him. But he’s starting to get chances now, and he was one of the few Chelsea stars who could hold their head up high after today’s defeat to Manchester City after an impressive performance as a sub.
That makes it two positive showings in a row for the midfielder, who was brilliant against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup game in midweek where he was given his first start for 18 months.
Is this the start of a Ruben remontada? Fans on social media certainly think so, and they were happy to praise him as the one “bright spark” of Chelsea’s disappointing defeat.
You can see a selection of their comments in the Tweets embedded here:
— L I B B Y (@libbyfisherr) September 25, 2021
Ruben Loftus Cheek in a double 6 wit kovacic is what we needed 👀
— ً (@11RJayy) September 25, 2021
That's all I'm going to say, happy for him to be here with us this season.#CFC
— 𝔽𝕝𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕠 𝕏𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕖𝕣® (@Fxds13) September 25, 2021
Saul Niguez won't be here next season because Ruben Loftus Cheek is making a case for himself anytime he's brought on
— DKA™️ (@dka_tweets) September 25, 2021
Mendy's performance was outstanding but Ruben Loftus-Cheek's performance got me shook. Man has improved.
— e'Manuel Osazee (@Ozzy_Manney) September 25, 2021
A good positive to take away from the defeat against Manchester City is Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Man was excellent again today. At this rate, Tuchel is going to catch an headache on who to field every match day.
— THE DEVOL (@okiTwiTs) September 25, 2021
Ruben loftus-Cheek is better than Jorginho
— Wiz-NEY (@RalfHunt) September 25, 2021
Chelsea lost today but Ruben Loftus Cheek played well today when he came on.
— Kwabena (@Kwabena_Momo) September 25, 2021
Not on our game today. City deserved their win … Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mendy and Silva were the only highlights #CFC
— Tim Whenman (@TimWhenman) September 25, 2021
— Tinashe ⭐️⭐️ (@ArnoldsTinashe) September 25, 2021
Only positive from today's defeat is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He deserves more playing time.
— B!syno (@Bisyno) September 25, 2021
Chelsea might‘ve lost today, but this man is currently creating one of the most unlikely and outrageous comeback stories imaginable!
— Laurenz Vescoli ⭐️⭐️ (@Laus1507) September 25, 2021
Ruben loftus-cheek. The only player whole played well today.
— reissy (@reisscrinean7) September 25, 2021
Ruben Loftus Cheek has shown me in the last 2 games that he is someone who can make a difference. pic.twitter.com/b4MCIi0BOi
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) September 25, 2021
A bright spark today – Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Excellent off the bench.
He’s back, that’s for sure. pic.twitter.com/80gnrPVlzN
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) September 25, 2021