The new Premier League season is upon us which means a clean state and a new start for every club and player in the top flight.
One man who will want to get off to a good start and keep that going all season is Everton’s Ross Barkley. A player with bags of potential which still hasn’t been realised.
He is a fans favourite at Goodison Park, even more so with the departure of John Stones to Man City, so they will be backing their man to have a good season.
Spurs were the visitors for Barkley and his teammates on the opening Saturday of the season, and the England international got off to a flyer, with a goal from a free kick in the 5th minute.
Of course this came as welcome news to many, who voiced their pleasure on Twitter:
OHHHH go on Barkley #COYB
— Shanners! (@Sshantastic) August 13, 2016
Barkley out here beastin
— Nathaniel Buiel (@AbernackieKid) August 13, 2016
Yes!!!! We've got a diamond called Ross Barkley… #COYB
— Debbie Million (@Deadly_Millions) August 13, 2016
Some fans, however, still aren’t convinced by the 22-year-old:
Routine Barkley long range goal on opening day to trick everyone into forgetting he's not a hinderance to everyone around him
— AH (@LehmannsTerms_) August 13, 2016
And with Negredo netting for Middlesbrough on his debut, one FPL manager is having a terrible afternoon:
When you take out Negredo and Barkley out your FPL last minute pic.twitter.com/33CRXqFDno
— Bamidele (@TimiBam) August 13, 2016