Loftus-Cheek scores hat-trick in Chelsea win

26 October, 2018, 09:26 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Marcos Alonso takes the ball away from Manchester United's Marcus Rashford

With Chelsea reverting to a back-four at the behest of Maurizio Sarri this season, Alonso is playing in a different position but has seemingly avoided the memo and is an ever-present in the Chelsea attack.

It was Loftus-Cheek's first Chelsea goal since April 2016 but Sarri insists the midfielder, who has become a formidable part of Gareth Southgate's England thinking, must still improve to earn a regular spot in his team.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek needed to prove a point to his Chelsea head coach and did so in style last night with his first senior hat-trick - to the delight of his team-mates.

Upfront, Olivier Giroud has replaced Alvaro Morata, who drops down to the bench, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek gets a rare start in midfield alongside Kovacic and Cesc Fabregas. It's my first hat-trick for a while, even for the youth team.

"The problem will be on Sunday, when we will play after 65 hours, so we need to change something", Sarri added.


'In the offensive phase, wonderful, ' Sarri said.

Chelsea have attempted 50 shots in the Europa League this season, at least seven more than any other side. [SiPhillipsSport]Ruben loftus-cheek masterclass tonight ✌ [Bumboclark]Ruben Loftus Cheek has positively surprised me this game scoring not once but three times. I knew then that this season was going to be my time, and that I would be more like a new signing this summer than I was in January, just because of where I was at physically.

Sarri said after the game Loftus-Cheek has "adapted" to his football philosophy, having so far given the player just 33 Premier League minutes this season, but that the England worldwide must improve defensively to earn a regular starting role.

'I hope to be able to do it in future, but I need the co-operation of the players. My problem remains the same.

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