Following the announcement that Frank Lampard had come ‘home’ to Chelsea earlier this summer, the west London side have had a rather impressive pre-season so far.
The England international’s sumptuous free-kick nestled into the top corner, and many Blues supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the stunning strike.
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Many felt that Barkley – valued at £27m by Transfermarkt – was “channelling his inner Lampard”, and that he was beginning to show signs of developing into a much-needed goal-scoring midfielder.
Indeed, some expressed their hope that the 25-year-old would be given the responsibility of set-piece duties next season and felt relieved that centre-back David Luiz could be taken off free-kicks.
Blues fans even thought Barkley’s goal and overall pre-season performances were a sign of things to come from the former Everton midfielder and insisted that he could be a star player for them next season.
Check out some of the reaction of Chelsea fans below:
Barkley channeling his inner Lampard
— J (@ShadeOfLamps) 29 July 2019
Barkley must continue to train to master his free kicks because pulisic will get us more free kicks in dangerous zones
— joshua black (@KarikariKyere) 29 July 2019
now we can tell Uncle David Luiz to stay far away from free kick..
— Heart of St John (@HeartofStJohn1) 29 July 2019
Best CAM in the Premier League
— JF5 (@ChelseaJF5_) 29 July 2019
He has to be our Free kick taker.
— Shubham Shah (@Shu_07_bham) 29 July 2019
Fantastic by all standard, this season will be great
— Amoah Sam Francis (@Asfrancisoffi1) 29 July 2019
that a wonder freekick, he should be our freekick taker. #willian is old for that.
— Popoola Oluwaseyi Joseph (@Poj_01) 29 July 2019
— n u r i (@anmxlnxri) 29 July 2019
Chelsea wining spirit is coming back to life. Any team without goalscoring mildfilder is not a team
— Segzytee (@tayesegun30) 29 July 2019