Chelsea 3- Watford 0
Chelsea hosted Watford on Sunday as they looked to climb up to 3rd in the Premier League table.
Tottenham’s 1-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday meant that Maurizio Sarri’s side could overtake them with a win vs the Hornets.
Also, with Arsenal and Manchester United in action on Sunday, a win vs Watford was essential for Chelsea’s top four hopes.
Luckily for the Blues, Manchester United would be held to a 1-1 draw with 20th-placed Huddersfield.
Loftus-Cheek shines from the bench
The first 45 of the Chelsea-Watford clash would see Javi Gracia’s side have the better of the chances.
N’Golo Kante would also have to be taken off inside 10 minutes for Chelsea. Kante’s replacement would be Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
RLC doesn’t start too many league games under Sarri, as the Italian normally favours a midfield three of Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.
However, his display vs Watford was top class. He also gave Chelsea the lead in the 48th minute.
– Loftus-Cheek opens the scoring for @ChelseaFC with a thumping header!
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After another impressive cameo from the bench, Chelsea fans have since taken to social media to call for Loftus-Cheek to start more often.
Loftus Cheek is so so so good
— el lobo (@martin_the_ii) May 5, 2019
Loftus-Cheek has been outstanding since coming on. Strong, direct, excellent on the ball and gets the first goal.
— CFC-Blues.com (@CFCBlues_com) May 5, 2019
Ruben Loftus-Cheek. What a player he is turning into. How he doesn’t start every game?
— Amol Joshi (@amoljoshi) May 5, 2019
Loftus-Cheek charle!!! To think that he can’t start matches week in week out is shameful. Shame on you Sarri
— Elvis Frimpong (@albrytongh) May 5, 2019
Loftus-Cheek is just all class and power. Clearly good reasons to never start him #bbcfootball
— TOCFC (@TOCFC1) May 5, 2019
Loftus Cheek is our future, beast midfielder and he should start every game of the next season period.#CFC
— Genc Kadriu (@GencKadriu) May 5, 2019
How Loftus-Cheek doesn’t start is beyond me.. instant impact #CFC
— Rodney Csizma (@rcsizma) May 5, 2019