Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek, rated at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, shone and scored in Crystal Palace’s 5-0 thrashing against Leicester City at Selhurst Park on Saturday, and Blues fans were quick to say that they want him back at Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder was sent to the south London outfit on a season-long loan deal last summer having found first-team minutes hard to come by under Antonio Conte, and with his chances being further harmed by the signings of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater, whom the Stamford Bridge faithful on Twitter say they want to leave the club, before Ross Barkley also arrived during the January transfer window.
The 22-year-old has certainly been in impressive form for Palace this term despite suffering injury issues, and he has scored two goals and provided a further three assists in 22 Premier League appearances for them.
Chelsea supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Loftus-Cheek’s latest display, and while one said “RLC must come back to Chelsea next season and play”, another said “Loftus-Cheek should be starting for us over Baka”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Need to get RLC and MVG back at the club. Fabregas is just a slow and old Rolls and Bakayoko is well, Bakayoko.
— Niladri (@NiladriArchy) April 28, 2018
bring RLC back to the bridge @ChelseaFC
— asos (@ajascogram) April 28, 2018
RLC must come back to Chelsea and next season and play. He's so good
— Niakouniakeur (@Blueboy_LTC29) April 28, 2018
if RLC has a good world cup he might start for us next season. I would hate to see him come back to be a bench player he needs to play games which means he might be on loan again next year at a better club
— Hudson-OdoiFC #ConteOut (@aReligiousPanda) April 28, 2018
I really hope he comes into his own next year. Looking forward to Loftus-Cheek next year.
— Mark Lemke (@Der_Lemke) April 28, 2018
Yeah I def want RLC back ASAP.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) April 28, 2018
Loftus-Cheek is a talent. In a season where he has sometimes had his stride hit by injury, he’s still come back to impress and be one of Palace’s standout players. Talk of him going to the World Cup is enough to tell you he deserves to be in the Chelsea team next season. #CFC
— Chelsea Activity (@ChelseaActivity) April 28, 2018
RLC > baka + drink
— rαιdα B. (@BenkiraneRaida) April 28, 2018
Loftus Cheek should be starting for us over Baka
— ⚜️ (@NgoloRuns7) April 28, 2018