It marked the youngster's first goal in senior football.
"Of course it was great to see Diego Costa terrorising defenders for the opener but there must be a special mention for Ruben Loftus-Cheek opening his account for the first team in a competitive match," Nevin wrote for chelseafc.com.
"His movement into position for his goal was exemplary - first getting into the danger area where you want your attacking midfielders to be, then being smart enough to move back into space and finally keeping his cool for a finish that was more difficult than he made it look."
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