Chelsea fans on Twitter have been lauding Ruben Loftus-Cheek for his performance against Maccabi Tel Aviv – and many are calling for the teenager to start Saturday’s league clash with Arsenal.
And although Arsenal will prove a tougher test, plenty of Blues supporters believe the 19-year-old is ready to play – even ahead of the former Gunners captain.
RLC played quality tonight! Deserves a place ahead of Fabregas against Arsenal.
— Joke FC. (@BlueGiantxo) September 16, 2015
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has made a statement today. He has shown what he is capable of. Deserves to start against arsenal. — SawMe (@PlasticTrueBlue) September 16, 2015
Delighted for RLC. Accomplished performance, really promising. Should start against Arsenal in my opinion.
— Rory (@CescAndDrugs) September 16, 2015
However, some Chelsea supporters believe Loftus-Cheek shouldn’t be thrown into the intensity of a London derby, with next week’s League Cup tie at Walsall a more likely next step in his development.
Much praise for RLC after last night’s game but should he start v Arsenal? I can understand the clamour but it’ll be a much tougher test.
— David Burns (@burnsieboy65) September 17, 2015
RLC will start in Capital One Cup. dont see him starting against Arsenal
— Mufasa (@olumidae) September 16, 2015