Ross Barkley’s arrival at Chelsea in January was underwhelming given his lack of football that season.
A hamstring injury had forced him to miss the first half of Everton’s campaign, and he went on to feature only a handful of times after moving to Stamford Bridge.
There have always been questions over whether the midfielder is good enough to fulfil his potential.
He ultimately failed to do it at his boyhood club Everton, but under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea the 24-year-old is showing periods of consistent positive play having scored one goal and created two assists.
Barkley’s early-season outings for the Blues earned him a recall to the England squad and on Monday night he played 75 minutes of the Three Lions’ 3-2 victory over Spain in a UEFA Nations League clash.
It was an impressive display from the midfielder as he controlled the midfield alongside Harry Winks and played a perfect ball over the top for Harry Kane, who then set up Raheem Sterling to score England’s third goal of the night.
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On Reddit, some Chelsea fans praised Barkley’s performance, while others are still unsure about his quality.