Sarri – Loftus-Cheek can become ‘one of the best midfielders in Europe’


Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek has what it takes to become “one of the best midfielders in Europe”.


An Olivier Giroud hat-trick and goals from Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi secured a resounding 5-0 win against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday as Chelsea booked their place in the Europa League quarter-finals with an 8-0 aggregate victory.

Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Sarri was impressed with Loftus-Cheek’s contribution and thinks he has all the attributes to be one of the very best on the continent.

“He did very well, he is improving in the last month,” he told BT Sport.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

“He has been able to train after the problem with the back. He had a wonderful match and I’m really happy he could play for 90 minutes.

“His potential as a player is very, very, high. Physically, technically and tactically he is improving. He can become one of the best midfielders not only in England but in Europe.”

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