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Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores first Chelsea goal against Scunthorpe

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek grabbed his first senior goal for Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Scunthorpe on Sunday and everyone involved with the club appears to be delighted about it.

The young English midfielder has a lot of pressure riding on his shoulders as he has been widely tipped to become Chelsea's first significant youth product since John Terry.

Under Jose Mourinho, the 19-year-old found his chances few and far between, but Guus Hiddink gave him an opportunity to impress in the FA Cup third-round tie, and he duly delivered.

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He came on at half-time, replacing Brazilian star Oscar and immediately made his presence felt in the game. However, his participation in proceedings went up a notch in the 68th minute, when he killed off any prospect of a giant killing with Chelsea's second goal.

Unbelievably, it was the first shot on target he has ever registered for the club, giving him the unique achievement of having converted 100% of his shots on target. Also, he has more goals than Eden Hazard this season.

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But the Belgian didn't seem to mind. He quickly showed his delight for him team-mate by tweeting this:

And plenty of Chelsea fans followed suit...

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