Azpilicueta explains why Loftus-Cheek deserved his Wembley goal

Cesar Azpilicueta was delighted to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek get his name on the scoresheet at Wembley, believing the midfielder fully deserved to enjoy that moment after seeing the hard work he has put into improving as a player.

Azpilicueta has had a front row seat for Loftus-Cheek’s development at Chelsea over the years. The duo are two of the squad’s longest-serving players, although the Spaniard was already an established member of the team when a teenage Ruben made his first steps in senior football with the club in 2014/15

After spells spent out on loan and some badly-timed set-backs from injury, Loftus-Cheek has been putting in a string of excellent performances recently, while fulfilling several different roles in the side for Thomas Tuchel, capping his run of form with the opening goal in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Crystal Palace.


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