Chelsea finally broke their duck on two accounts against Brighton on Saturday.
It was a dominant performance from Frank Lampard’s side, who had 10 shots on target to their opponents’ one, and there were several impressive performances from his players.
Ross Barkley, though, was one who struggled. Playing in the middle of the park in place of N’Golo Kante, who had a hamstring issue and was therefore unable to feature, the former Everton man was caught in possession no less than six times, which was the most of any player on either side.
The 25-year-old’s poor display did not go unnoticed by the London outfit’s faithful, and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
You can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Barkley is shocking
— hayden (@shaIIow) September 28, 2019
Speechless on Willian and Barkley. Shocking first half
— Albert Offin (@alphaberto1) September 28, 2019
Barkley is the worst player of the Roman era absolutely shocking.
— ً (@ChelsFtbl) September 28, 2019
Barkley is just awful..
— Anthony Alex (@Anthony10528840) September 28, 2019
Barkley was awful today
— kennaz (@kennaz_) September 28, 2019
Barkley was a fantastic player for Brighton. An obvious minus for Chelsea
— zina (@alysynkene) September 28, 2019
FT: Chelsea 2-0 Brighton
Willian – misplaced/wrong passes, good energy all round
Mount – Never in doubt
Abraham – Good game, more goals will come
Jorginho (Jojo) – MOTM performance ?
Tomori – ???❤️❤️❤️
Barkley – Bottom of the pile. NEVER AGAIN!!!#CHEBHA
— Sola Oyeniyi (Royalty) (@sholsss) September 28, 2019
Chelsea – Brighton Thoughts:
— Jose (@AbtiJose) September 28, 2019