Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was in fine form against BATE Borisov in the Europa League clash on Thursday night, and the 22-year-old was undoubtedly the man of the match and scored a fine hat-trick to give Chelsea a 3-1 victory.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has had his doubts about Loftus-Cheek and is yet to give him a start in the league this season. The Chelsea academy product barely gets to make the bench as Sarri thinks he needs to improve on the tactical aspect of his game.
Sarri has only handed two starts to Loftus-Cheek this season and they both came in the Europa League, but after his performance against BATE, the 22-year-old will definitely not be overlooked by the manager anymore.
Loftus-Cheek said after the match: “It feels really good, the target is to win the group.
“It’s up there, it’s my first hat-trick in a while, even since playing for the youth team.
“It feels nice. Any player will tell you it’s nice to score a hat-trick and it feels good, I’ll get the ball signed and put in a glass box. Hopefully there are many more to come.
“The first thing is to train well and as hard as I can. Keep the good habits, eat well and sleep well and if I keep doing that the chances will come.”