Chelsea FC advanced to the 4th round of the FA Cup after a comfortable 2-0 win against Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with academy youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s first senior goal the highlight of the match


Although Chelsea FC fans were shocked to see what was essentially a full-strength side named by Guus Hiddink for the FA Cup 3rd round clash against third-division Scunthorpe United, Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s 45-minute appearance and first senior goal did appease many on social media.

The Blues’ interim manager named the likes of Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Baba Rahman and Bertrand Traoré on the bench for the match, causing supporters to question when the club’s younger players would ever be given a chance. However, a few were able to see the logic behind the decision — Hiddink evidently intends to go all-out to win the competition.

A slightly fortuitous goal from Diego Costa — his 4th in the last 3 games in all competitions — gave the home side the lead in the first half, before 19-year-old Loftus-Cheek killed the game with a sweet left-footed strike in the bottom right corner of Luke Daniels’ goal.

Here is some of the best Twitter reaction from the game: