‘Clear of Pogba’: Fans single out Chelsea star for praise after impressing vs Malmo
Malmo vs Chelsea
Chelsea are currently locked in Champions League action with Swedish side, Malmo.
The Blues headed into the game knowing that nothing but a win would suffice in order to keep the pressure on table-topping Juventus.
And, though Malmo were yet to score a single goal in the Champions League group stages before Tuesday and were easily dispatched by Chelsea last time out, Thomas Tuchel still named a strong starting eleven and bench in Sweden.
So far, Tuchel’s decision to do so has looked fairly wise. The Swedish side were something of a pushover at Stamford Bridge but, at home, have proved a seriously tough side to break down.
Fans praise Loftus-Cheek
Chelsea have had several chances, but none have been taken well enough by the likes of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.
One man who has impressed, however, has been Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The midfielder started his first Champions League tie in six years on Tuesday.
However, given his display so far, you would not have known it. The Englishman has been excellent on the ball and made several marauding runs from deep as well as playing some key passes.
This has, in turn, led to many fans online showing their appreciation for him, with some also claiming that he is better than Manchester United’s Paul Pogba:
Loftus cheek is clear of Pogba
— Mounty (@MataClass) November 2, 2021
Loftus-cheek > prime pogba DEADASS
— 🔱🛑 (@LFCDunc) November 2, 2021
Ruben Loftus Cheek is what people think Pogba is. The strength, pace power. If you watch 90 minutes of both and think Pogba is a better player it’s not 2015 anymore. Now he’s nearly 30 and still puts emojis in his hair
— Dean Coleman (@dean_c96) November 2, 2021
Ruben Loftus-Cheek just took Rakip to the cleaners, flicking the ball over his head while spinning on a dime. Arguably been the best #CFC player on the park so far.
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) November 2, 2021
— Rhamario Gaynor 👐 (@rhamario) November 2, 2021
Loftus cheek is doing the Lord’s work
— Gambrah (@ak_fredd) November 2, 2021
Loftus Cheek is brilliant, imagine if he never got that injury
— Aidan (@Aidan_csc) November 2, 2021
In kovacic and Loftus cheek we have the best box to box midfielders💯
— F (@fgankie) November 2, 2021
Loftus Cheek is something else.
— Mazi Hammer⭐⭐ (@BlackHammer_100) November 2, 2021