Ross Barkley put in undoubtedly his best performance in a Chelsea shirt this weekend, and plenty of Everton fans are wondering if it was a mistake to sell the youngster.
Chelsea fired themselves to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Southampton on Sunday, and the Blues now sit level with Liverpool and Manchester City on 20 points.
While Eden Hazard has undoubtedly been their star of the show, Barkley put in a wonderful display in the 3-0 win, and Everton fans are starting to miss their former talisman.
The young midfielder has struggled for game time since joining Chelsea last January, but the arrival of Maurizio Sarri has seen his minutes increase.
He picked up a goal and an assist on Sunday, and he seems tailor made for that advanced midfield role in Sarri’s 4-3-3.
Everton meanwhile are struggling to find the right balance in their midfield, as Tom Davies continues to take loads of criticism for his performances.
Marco Silva has made a huge difference to the Toffees’ attack, but a player like Barkley could be the missing piece in midfield.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Sadly Ross is exactly what we are missing #motd2
— Peter Mcpartland (@PED7) October 7, 2018
He was hung out to dry by Koeman, constantly criticised in public!!!
— Michael Murtagh (@Spidermurt) October 7, 2018
Spot on – a lot of the reaction to you is because he left. He could have stayed and get the abuse like Davies & Kenny are getting at the moment if they don’t put in a perfect performance
— sabre (@sabre1873) October 8, 2018
This is why people need to stay of tom davies back give him time and he will develop into a good player for us ?
— jay Goulbourne (@jayefc1983) October 8, 2018
Hoping that Gomes, when fit and playing, is able to bring something similar to the team. Said when he signed he could be our dark horse in that window, now if only we could get him fit an playing to see.
— stephen smith (@JesterSmith1976) October 7, 2018
Maybe, if he was consistent and had a brain to go with his talent.
— Andy Barnes (@SubbuteoBlue75) October 8, 2018
JAMES McCARTHY, JUST BE PATIENT.
— tommy diesel (@tommydiesel1) October 7, 2018
He need a type like him a ball carrier but he’s a rat though
— Soph (@SophGallagher4) October 7, 2018