Chelsea attacking midfielder Ross Barkley has featured quite prominently under Maurizio Sarri so far this campaign.
The £15m January signing from Everton has made five starts in the nine games the Blues have played this season.
Speaking in an interview with the club’s TV channel, Barkley said he thinks he is at the right club to win trophies:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 1 October 2018
Fans on Twitter are pretty split on Barkley’s performances so far. Quite a few think he needs to improve while in possession of the ball:
Start by not losing the ball cheaply late on and having Sturridge put it top bins
— Jamal (@carefreejamal) 1 October 2018
Not good enough for Chelsea football club..should be in West Ham
— kovacic (@lazy9jayout) 1 October 2018
He’s too lazy for my liking
— El Padrino ???????? (@RichMarrio) 1 October 2018
Mason mount is coming for your place next season
— Benneth Kings (@BennethKings) 1 October 2018
A winner who still hasn’t scored a goal and let Liverpool get a goal? Yeah right ????????
— Kris (@PWDKris94) 1 October 2018
The laziest midfielder we have cant even show effort of chasing the ball. Why dont sarry give loftys cheek the chance
— Mark Ochieng (@markochieng77) 1 October 2018
— That Dark Black Bloke (@MaiconCarioca54) 1 October 2018
Others think he has the talent to become a very good player for Chelsea in the future:
Keep working Ross. Getting better with each game.
— Harry Mahon (@HarryMahon26) 1 October 2018
Big things for Barkley this season! He fits sarri’s system so well and can bring back the old Barkley which we need and want!!
— Bazel (@CBazel8) 1 October 2018
I see this dude becoming better.
— Toni sucre (@aj4zeal) 1 October 2018
Keep working Ross! The goals will come soon
— Lewis???????????????????????????? (@ItalianCafu) 1 October 2018
Barkley will have a battle on his hands if he wants to get ahead of the first choice midfield trio of Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante. The three of them showed again, in the draw against Liverpool on Saturday, exactly why Sarri has placed so much faith in them this season.