Loftus-Cheek eyes consistency after Chelsea treble

Loftus-Cheek eyes consistency after Chelsea treble

Loftus-Cheek eyes consistency after Chelsea treble

"For a manager who has been in the game for a long time, it would be daft for me not to take in what he is telling me", Loftus-Cheek said. I will keep on listening and learning whenever I'm on the pitch or in training.

Sarri has found a winning formula in Europe without fielding his preferred strongest line-up and will have been delighted to see the likes of Loftus-Cheek and Gary Cahill step up while Eden Hazard and David Luiz were rested.

Alyaksandr Hleb was a force to be reckoned with during his time at Arsenal and Barcelona but at the age of 37 he struggled to keep up with Chelsea's fast, free-flowing brand of football. I need an improvement in the defensive phase'.

"We need to work and they have to improve in the defensive phase".

"I will keep trying to do that and it's all I can do right now".

Chelsea, who now two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, visit 13th-placed Burnley on Sunday.

The academy graduate has made only 15 starts in four years at Chelsea but took his chance with both hands - in one game netting more goals than he has managed since his debut. I remember scoring a hat-trick against them when I was young.

The game against BATE was only Loftus-Cheek's second start of the season, and the 22-year-old has managed just 33 minutes in the Premier League under Sarri.

The midfielder feasted on shocking marking and abysmal goalkeeping to score with two close-range strikes in the first eight minutes and then added a third from outside the penalty area in the second half.

"Congratulations to him", Loftus-Cheek said of Hudson-Odoi's appearance.

But Sarri claims Loftus-Cheek is still some way off securing a permanent spot in his side.

"He is a very talented player, but he has to keep working hard in training because it's not easy, once you get here, to sustain it and get even is tough mentally".

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