The relationship between Ross Barkley and Everton fans turned sour in January when the midfielder opted to leave his boyhood club.
The midfielder decided not to sign a new contract at Goodison Park and instead joined Chelsea in a £15m deal.
Barkley’s career suffered a setback last year as a hamstring injury left him on the sidelines for the majority of the 2017-18 campaign.
The 24-year-old is now back to full fitness and he is starting to show glimpses of the quality expected of him.
So far Barkley has made 10 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, and in that time has netted one goal and produced two assists.
On Monday night, the midfielder played 75 minutes for England as they upset the odds by overcoming Spain 3-2 in their latest UEFA Nations League encounter.
Barkley impressed in the middle of the park and he sent a delightful ball over the top for Harry Kane, who then set up Raheem Sterling for the Three Lions’ third goal.
Plenty of Everton fans have revelled in Barkley’s misery over the last 10 or so months, but a handful had nice things to say regarding his England performance.
Yep look at Barkley’s pass tonight to Kane.. won’t even get noticed
— Keith (@EFCKeith) October 15, 2018
Considering all the money we’ve spent, sometimes on some substandard players …one of the few that we sold… one is Barkley for just £15 million #EFC I still refuse to understand how that could have happened.
— Cookie (@CookiesComment) October 15, 2018
Vintage Ross Barkley there.
— David Jones (@DJ1878EFC) October 15, 2018
Fantastic ball from Barkley for third goal for #England
No good holding grudges
He’s left @Everton now and he’s happy and we’re happy.
He could have been more responsible and respectful to the club that nursed him & Done a deal like Suarez did withRS and got #Efc more money. ?
— Ronnie Robinson (@Goodisongreats) October 15, 2018
Some ball from Barkley that, England started well
— Karl (@YOZ_EFC) October 15, 2018
Hats off to Barkley that was utter filth of a ball
— Michael (@MJC_EFC) October 15, 2018
That ball from Barkley tho
— Connor (@ConB_EFC) October 15, 2018
Unbelievable football this, what a ball from Barkley
— Tim (@TimMcKuhenEFC) October 15, 2018
But as much as I want to dislike Barkley I just can’t help feeling pleased for him at the moment.
— James Brown (@mrbrown_efc1878) October 15, 2018