Chelsea fans call for Loftus-Cheek to start every week after Watford

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 05: N’golo Kante of Chelsea is given treatment during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Watford FC at Stamford Bridge on May 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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.

After another impressive cameo from the bench, Chelsea fans have since taken to social media to call for Loftus-Cheek to start more often.

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