Guus Hiddink has given Ruben Loftus-Cheek the chance to start in Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth-round trip to MK Dons, and it is fair to say that Blues supporters are pretty happy about it!
Chelsea are desperate for the 20-year-old to become the first player to come through their academy and make an impact on the senior side since captain John Terry in the late 1990s.
But his first-team chances have been seriously limited. Since he made his debut under former boss Jose Mourinho in December 2014, he has made only five starts in all competitions.
Loftus-Cheek has made more frequent appearances in Hiddink’s match-day squads, and scored as a substitute in their routine 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe United in the last round.
And he has eventually been rewarded with a start at Stadium MK this afternoon – something which has pleased Chelsea fans on Twitter who think that this opportunity is long overdue.
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Finally Loftus-Cheek starts for CFC
— David Subbu (@davidsubbu11) January 31, 2016
Good to see Loftus cheek getting game time #CFC
— Sean Mason (@SeanSayHello) January 31, 2016
Ruben Loftus-Cheek gets another start. Excited to see him in action once again.
— The Pride of London (@PrideOLondon) January 31, 2016
These are the chances Loftus Cheek has to take! Come on the boys! #CFC
— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) January 31, 2016
Buzzing to see loftus-cheek play attacking mid today, definitely his best position
— J O R D A N (@Jord_Meredith94) January 31, 2016
All be it, it's against MK Dons but least Loftus Cheek as finally got his chance #CFC
— Liam Brown (@Liam_Brown96) January 31, 2016
Loftus-Cheek starting finally
— Liam Melvin (@LiamMelvin92) January 31, 2016
Wohoo Loftus-Cheek starts!
— Raushen (@Raushen25) January 31, 2016
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