Chelsea‘s midfield wonderkid Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a phenomenal performance for the club against Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup fixture on Sunday, scoring the game-sealing goal in the second half. Loftus-Cheek’s incredible performance led many Chelsea fans to boldly proclaim that they had finally found their replacement for legendary midfielder Frank Lampard.
Taking to Twitter, fans compared Loftus-Cheek’s moves to those of the all-time leading Chelsea scorer (who now plays for New York City FC):
loftus cheek is our new lampard
— efham (@quokkamalaya) January 10, 2016
RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK. The next Frank Lampard…. What a boy he should start every game
— Callum Scherzinger (@CallumRik4) January 10, 2016
hat Loftus-Cheek goal had some shade of Lampard in it #bbcfacup
— Fahad Khan (@turza) January 10, 2016
Loftus-Cheek was recruited to the Chelsea academy when he was just a few years old and finally made his debut for the senior team in 2014, making just a few appearances during the title-winning 2014-15 season.
Ruben loftus cheek just did a frank lampard…we need a frankie.
— Zoheb akbar (@Zohebakbar1) January 10, 2016
— Aaron Trowse (@trowser23) January 10, 2016
Lampard left Chelsea in 2014 as the club’s all-time leading scorer, with numerous individual accolades and four FA Cup titles to his name. He won the FA Cup MVP honors three times and was the leading scorer in the 2006-07 tournament.
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