Thanks to the hat-trick of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Chelsea defeated Belarus’s club Bate Borisov 3-1 in the UEFA Europa League. Loftus-Cheek, who was part of the England team in the FIFA World Cup 2018, included by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri for the second time in the first line-up in this session.
Loftus-Cheek scored two goals in the first eight minutes of the game and forced thousands of spectators to celebrate at Stamford Bridge Stadium.
How Chelsea succeeded to hit the first hat-trick in last 12 years in UEFA Europa League;
The 22-year-old midfielder Cheek scored across in the second minute of the game, falling below Davide Zappacosta. After that, in the eighth minute, giving the corner kick in the goal post gave Chelsea a double lead.
In the 54th minute, Cheek completed his hat-trick by delivering the ball to the goal post from the left side of the goalkeeper. Alexei Rios scored the only goal of Bate in the 79th minute.
It is the incident 12 years after Didier Drogba. After Didier Drogba, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the only player who scored a hat-trick for Chelsea in the UEFA Europa League.
Loftus-Cheek after the match said that “any player can tell you that after hitting the hat-trick, it feels great. I got the signed ball that I will put in the glass box.”
With three wins in three matches, Chelsea is at the top in Group-L. With this win Chelsea is also on the verge of reaching the final-32.