Chelsea starlet Loftus-Cheek helps create goal with amazing run in UEFA Youth League win v Schalke

There’s a lot of hype surrounding Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek and here’s one reason why the attacker is so highly-rated.

In the club’s UEFA Youth League 4-1 win over Schalke yesterday, Loftus-Cheek played a superb role in creating what was effectively the winning goal.

Winning the ball in his own penalty area, he proceeded to play his way out of trouble, evading tackle after tackle before distributing the ball to a teammate who crossed for Dominic Solanke to put his side 2-1 ahead and on course for a rampant victory.

Last year Millwall boss Ian Holloway wrote an article in response to the news that Loftus-Cheek was earning £1.7 million annually at the tender age of 17. He said it made him sick to his stomach.

Chelsea hope that he’ll one day prove worth the money. You can see his incredible run in the video below.

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