Chelsea fans on Twitter are calling for the inclusion of youth academy prospect Ruben Loftus-Cheek into the first-team amid their miserable season.
remember 2 minutes ago when loftus-cheek was single handedly the sign of change, the symbol of chelsea's academy's brilliance
— James Bondage (@_Mboga_) January 3, 2016
The 19-year old had been touted as a major point of excitement at the start of the campaign, but has struggled to break the first-team regularly even though many of the club’s stars have failed to perform.
Same team for Chelsea. Woke up thinking baba and loftus cheek would get some run, but why would youth play for a team in 17th place
— Jeffrey Tartarkin (@Jtartarkin) January 3, 2016
One of the major negatives surrounding former manager Jose Mourinho was his decision not to regularly promote youth players, instead sticking with the names that constantly let him down.
Loftus Cheek will be in league 1 in two years at this rate
— Harry (@Harry_Hazard) January 3, 2016
The change in management has not yielded much change it seems, as the England under-21 star is again left on the bench.
I'd rather have Loftus-Cheek start ahead of Mikel, the only reason he's still here is cause Emanelo killed off any attempts to sell him #CFC
— Jonny (@jonnyb_84) January 3, 2016
With little to no chance of making the top four, sections of support are shocked the midfielder has not been given a starting berth.
I don't feel safe when Fab is playing! I would prefer Loftus cheek than Fabregas!
— josh (@Kooljoe16) January 3, 2016
Same team. Same formation. No youth. Same performances. Someone tell me, Why did we sack Jose again?
— Uber Chelsea FC (@UberCheIseaFC) January 3, 2016
Cesc Fabregas has come under fire for his dip in form this term, a theme that continues on social media today, as well as John Obi Mikel.
@ChelseaFC Why Mikel plays over Loftus-Cheek I will never know!
— Jammie (@JamieeAllOver_) January 3, 2016