According to results from our recent poll, Chelsea fans are divided over Ross Barkley’s future at Stamford Bridge – the 25-year-old had a good start to the season but his form has dipped spectacularly since.
The Liverpudlian scored three and assisted three in as many games in October as he staked a strong claim for Maurizio Sarri’s third midfield spot – N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are near guaranteed to start – but he has failed to contribute since.
A £15m signing from Everton in January 2018, the midfielder was surely one of the bargains of the window, although, if he cannot raise the standard of his performances soon, he risks being replaced by ruthless Sarri.
In the 1-0 League Cup loss to Spurs earlier this week, the number 8 failed to register a shot on target despite pulling the trigger four times and completed zero dribbles – driving runs and accurate shooting are usually two key features of Barkley’s game but he was truly off the boil.
In light of his shoddy showing against Mauricio Pochettino’s men, we asked Blues fans if they think he needs to be axed and it turns out that 54% think his time is up – you can check out the full results of the poll below…