Chelsea game with Crystal Palace today is a big one for the Blues. They’re on a good run at present, but with the teams around theme continuing to pick up points, the Blues can’t afford to rest.
They need to pick up another win, and so Maurizio Sarri must ensure that he gets every decision on the day correct – including his team selection.
One man that he would be foolish not to start is Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The Englishman has been in stunning form as of late, having picked up 4 goals in his last few games. He had a very tough start to the season, but he’s really impressed whenever he’s been given a chance by Maurizio Sarri, and that’s all the boss can ask for.
He enjoyed a fantastic game against Derby in the Carabao Cup as he extended his run in the first team, and he was arguably Chelsea’s best player on the day.
Loftus-Cheek is in-form, and the Englishman has done everything right of late. Quick, dynamic, technically gifted – there is nothing that the young midfielder can’t do, and so against Palace, it would be foolish of Maurizio Sarri not to start him.
The boss is blessed with options, of course, but they don’t come better than Loftus-Cheek. Ross Barkley is great, as is Mateo Kovacic, but based purely on form, the lethal Chelsea man must get the nod. Perhaps, even, he could play out wide – as he impressed there against Derby.
Either way, he must start.