Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek once again impressed for loan side Crystal Palace in their 2-1 win against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, and Blues fans want to see the 22-year-old in their team next term.
The England international joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal last summer having found regular opportunities hard to come by under Antonio Conte, and he has since made 24 appearances in all competitions – it would have been more had he not suffered an ankle injury.
The midfielder set up James McCarthur for the south London club’s first goal against the Pottters following a deft touch and brilliant pass, while he had two shots at goal himself.
Chelsea supporters, who are also growing in confidence that their club will sign Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, were quick to have their say on Loftus-Cheek’s latest display via social media, and while one said “bring back Loftus-Cheek”, another said “Loftus-Cheek is ready for Chelsea”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Big fan of Loftus-Cheek.
I'd love him to stay. I'll still want the best for him if he chooses otherwise.
Obviously Palace would benefit from such a talent.
Chelsea would get value from a full season of experience and a large rise in market value.
This guy has it all.
— Philip Osborne (@PhilipJOsborne) May 5, 2018
Zouma and Loftus-Cheek need to be starters at Chelsea next season. Better than Cahill and Bakayoko/Drinkwater respectively.
— Andrew Graham (@agham1992) May 5, 2018
Bring back Loftus-Cheek @ChelseaFC
— CHELSEA FC💙 (@thendo_n) May 5, 2018
Loftus Cheek is ready for Chelsea
— Ty (@TyreeceCFC) May 5, 2018
Loftus-Cheek has been incredible for Palace this season. Be gutted if he doesn’t get a chance at Chelsea next season.
— Daniel Hogan (@DanHogan91) May 5, 2018
— Michael (@MC_CFC1905) May 5, 2018
It's mad how much better RLC is than any of England's and Chelsea's midfielders. You can basically guarantee he's joining the list of KDB, Lukaku and Salah if he's not starting for us next season.
— Al Capone (@BeIgianMaestro) May 5, 2018
Loftus Cheek Shouldn’t spend even a day at Crystal palace after their last game !! @ChelseaFC
— Andreas (@JTyoung26) May 5, 2018