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Tobey Gibson

12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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He wasn't fantastic by any means, but I'm not sure how he looked out of his depth. He was decent and didn't do much if any wrong.

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If Pogba plays as a number 6 and his freedom was shackled he wouldn't have much influence going forward either.

He didn't play number 6, he played number 8 in the doble pivot, like we always do. You just have to compare what Ramires, Fabregas or even Matic (in the number 6) usually do in our midfield to see that this was not good enough.

But if you want to fool yourself about it, just do it. I'm ok with it. He played as good as Mikel, but the only problem is that the job o Mikel is mainly to do that, and the job of the number 8 is different.

If this is an OK performance I think we should have Ramires forever with us because compared with this he is world class.

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He didn't play number 6, he played number 8 in the doble pivot, like we always do. You just have to compare what Ramires, Fabregas or even Matic (in the number 6) usually do in our midfield to see that this was not good enough.

But if you want to fool yourself about it, just do it. I'm ok with it. He played as good as Mikel, but the only problem is that the job o Mikel is mainly to do that, and the job of the number 8 is different.

If this is an OK performance I think we should have Ramires forever with us because compared with this he is world class.

This was not good enough? I love Ramires, but this was not a performance that made Ramires look world class. Talk about fooling yourself.

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Few people slagging him off already.

Unbelievable.

If you don't score a goal on your debut, it doesn't count. You are already labeled a flop by most of these forum specialists and once that happens, it's hard. He wasn't special really, but it was his first start and he didn't look shook or like he cared(that it was his first start, thats is), he only wanted to do his job. Something Mourinho merits, to be quite fair. 27 passes complete, couple of great tackles and a cool head. I really hope he gets more minutes next season and is a considerable option, depending on the opponent.

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Thought he didn't put a foot wrong tbh, solid debut. One thing I would say is I'd like to see him play in a less disciplined role like he's been doing for the youth teams. Understandable vs Liverpool but it will be interesting to see if he does vs weaker sides (if he starts).

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Are we talking about Pogba? I thought this was the Loftus-Cheek thread?

I just want to see Ruben do well, he was bang average and looked like he was out of his depth a bit... First game but lots to learn

I think this is fair. RLC didn't do much on offense but he was solid defensively (bar 2, 3 incidents where he was completely out of position).

The only thing that pissed me off was Mou's decision to bring RLC off. Just give him the godamn playing time. We weren't gonna be any better with Matic anyway seeing as he was was bad these past few weeks.

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He plays well, I'm sure he's future is bright. I dont understand how you can deny it. Im pretty impressed by his performance today. All his passes was clearly good - 100% accuracy. I'm sure next season he will improve his skills with every minute played.

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Are we talking about Pogba? I thought this was the Loftus-Cheek thread?

I just want to see Ruben do well, he was bang average and looked like he was out of his depth a bit... First game but lots to learn

Out of his depth? What match were you watching?

Looked perfectly able and assured. Didn't panic and didn't give the ball away once. Clearly he didn't take any risks and played it safe, but that's to be expected of a teenager making his debut against a heated rival.

Had a nice combative side to him as well. Got after them nicely.

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Yes he was nothing impressive. Get over it. One of the worst performances of any number 8 in the last 2 years, even Matic playing in the number 6 many times offers a ton more in attack than he did.

He has a lot of time to improve, it's just one game and he will get more oportunities, but today this was not good.

He didn't play number 6, he played number 8 in the doble pivot, like we always do. You just have to compare what Ramires, Fabregas or even Matic (in the number 6) usually do in our midfield to see that this was not good enough.

But if you want to fool yourself about it, just do it. I'm ok with it. He played as good as Mikel, but the only problem is that the job o Mikel is mainly to do that, and the job of the number 8 is different.

If this is an OK performance I think we should have Ramires forever with us because compared with this he is world class.

You taking the piss; :(

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He has played a good game but without doing anything special because the match has not demanded anything special to him.

RCL has played in a position perhaps a little uncomfortable for him and with Mikel as a partner instead of Matic (play with Matic It is easier for any player).

But he has not been an disappointment or something like that. He has had a good performance but without luxuries. RLC did not want to risk to avoid making mistakes on their first day. And that's good. For example Zouma played very nervous at first giving passes without any risk, and with the passing of time he has gained confidence and now he is indisputable for us.

I'm not worried at all. I trust RLC.

Regards.

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Out of his depth? What match were you watching?

Looked perfectly able and assured. Didn't panic and didn't give the ball away once. Clearly he didn't take any risks and played it safe, but that's to be expected of a teenager making his debut against a heated rival.

Had a nice combative side to him as well. Got after them nicely.

Not to me. Looked a little like deer in headlights. Made a couple decent tackles but was often out of position and slow to react... He'll get better, he just took it simple and let the game come to him. Next time out I want him to utilize his strengths on the pitch more.

For those that think I'm coating him off let it me known I'm not! I want him to be a Chelsea mainstay and good enough so that we don't have to buy again. I was over the moon when I saw he was starting and I'm holding the faith that he can show that he, not only belongs in this league, but that he can cut it at a club the size of Chelsea. A couple tackles and a few interceptions isn't near enough.

Does anyone remember how all at Chelsea were raving over Romeu? How he was the next great 6 in our club??? How after his first couple appearances he asserted himself and showed real quality? Well that's what I want for Ruben and I also want him to kick on from there, its very important to the club that he develops into a player who can feature for us.

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Haven't really watched Chelsea youth over the last year or so.. Is RLC's position, the one he played today, his natural o[ne?

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Haven't really watched Chelsea youth over the last year or so.. Is RLC's position, the one he played today, his natural o[ne?

He's actually more box to box than he is holding.

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Are we talking about Pogba? I thought this was the Loftus-Cheek thread?

I just want to see Ruben do well, he was bang average and looked like he was out of his depth a bit... First game but lots to learn

At least the experts at sky sports disagree with you

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11662/9845357/ruben-loftus-cheek-analysis-of-the-chelsea-midfielders-full-debut

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