There’s something rather satisfying about watching an English midfielder arrive late into the box and score under the bright lights of Stamford Bridge, isn’t there?
For years, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard’s attacking runs into the opposition area and his keen eye for goal made him one of the most deadly scorers in the Premier League.
177 top-flight goals from midfield? Not bad at all, Frank.
So with Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s opener for Chelsea this evening in their Europa League clash with BATE, fans were treated to a quaint little Super Frank throwback.
The ultra-talented midfielder – given a rare start tonight by manager Maurizio Sarr – took just two minutes to put the Blues in front against their Belarusian opponents when he got on the end of Davide Zappacosta’s low cross into the box.
Take a look.
The youngster’s Lampard-esque finish will give fans plenty to be pleased about.
After all, goals are something he really needs to add to his game to put him in contention for a regular place in the team.
In fact, his strike this evening is his first Chelsea goal in two years and six months.
So, no doubt keen to make up for lost time, the England international hit a second not too long after, before adding a third in the second-half.
Super Frank? I like the sound of Glorious Ruben, personally.
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