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 higher.it is tough mentally".

Related news