Many believe his lack of game time this time around even as an England worldwide is only adding fuel to that fire, but on a night when Callum Hudson-Odoi made his first appearance of the season and with Ethan Ampadu recovering from injury, Loftus-Cheek still believes that the pathway is there from the youth teams to the senior side. "In the offensive phase he was wonderful", the Italian told a news conference. At the beginning of the season, I told him he was a really good player, now I think he is more suitable to my football.
Ruben is the first Chelsea player to score a hat-trick in a Europan competition since Didier Drogba way back in 2006, but that's not even the most impressive thing about it.
Willian then volleyed over the crossbar with an awkward volley and sent a tame attempt down the middle for Scherbitski to deal with, while Loftus-Cheek glanced wide from a promising position from Zappacosta's latest cutback later in the first half. So it is very hard to put in the starting XI two midfielders with the same characteristics. "I'm back on track and I hope I'll continue to improve, score goals and get assists".
"I need the cooperation of the players of course".
Sarri said using Barkley and Loftus-Cheek together may be an option in the future, but only if they improve.
'So first thing's first, I need to keep up the good habits - eating well, sleeping well and training well and if I keep doing that then good things will come'. I can only put 11 players in the starting side, but I have 28 players.
"For a manager who has been in the game for a long time, it would be daft for me not to take on what he is telling me".
"As a player-manager relationship it works - we both have respect for each other".
The England worldwide completed his brace from a corner-kick as Loftus-Cheek sneaked in to steal the shot and it was 2-0 to Chelsea.