Lots of Chelsea fans believe that Ruben Loftus-Cheek should return to the midfield once the England international has returned to full fitness after nearly nine months out.
The 24-year-old midfielder returned to the pitch this week as Loftus-Cheek played nearly an hour of football for the Blues in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Brentford B (per Chelsea’s official website). The Chelsea academy graduate ruptured his Achilles last year in a charity match against the New England Revolution, as reported by The Guardian.
A number of Chelsea fans are keen on seeing the midfielder return to the starting XI when he is given the all-clear after Twitter user CFC-Blues asked supporters to name their ‘best midfield three’ if every midfielder in the Blues squad is fit, with Loftus-Cheek being mentioned in the majority of trios.
Frank Lampard is yet to nail on with a formation for Chelsea, with the former Derby manager changing between a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-3-3 (per Transfermarkt).
Here’s what Chelsea fans had to say on Twitter…
Same as last season when we played our best football.
RLC – Jorginho – Kante
— Elliott-Jay (@EJ_PSolace) February 5, 2020
jorgi kante rlc
— typh (@agunggum26) February 5, 2020
RLC + any of the other two
Reuben brings pace power energy and goals.
End of story
The other two players can pick up the defensive duties
— david (@bolgerdt) February 5, 2020
Kovacic, Jorginho, RLC
— OB (@ObedAmankwah7) February 5, 2020
Kovacic – Kante – Loftus Cheek
Will give you defense protection, dribbles to create chances and goals
— Ray 💤💤 (@ForlaOlatunji) February 5, 2020
I think it depends on the Opposition
If we’re going to have the Lions Share of possession & be pressing for a win: RLC, Kovacic, Mount
If it’s a 50/50 Team where we’re evenly matched: RLC, Jorginho, Kovacic
If it’s a Team who’s much stronger: Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante#CFC
— Hedley On Chelsea FC (@HedleyOnChelsea) February 5, 2020
Kovacic, Jorginho (Pivot), Ruben-Loftus Cheek.
— V I C T O R. (@Vee_TheDude) February 5, 2020
Kovacic kante RLC
But I know this is what is rolling in Lampard’s mind……..RLC mount Barkley
— Reuben Ewoton (@EwotonRueben) February 5, 2020
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