Some Aston Villa fans were absolutely disgusted with the performance of Ross Barkley during their 0-0 draw with Brighton on Saturday night.
To say the Villans were lucky to come away from the AMEX Stadium with a point would be somewhat of an understatement. Brighton managed 26 shots to their opponents four, and nine on target to just one. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the man of the match with a SofaScore rating of 9.4 and that pretty much tells the story of the game.
Barkley started in the middle of the park and was very disappointing. He prevailed in just two of his seven duels and failed to give his side any real impetus. On loan from Chelsea, performances like this will do little to persuade Dean Smith, or indeed Blues boss Thomas Tuchel, that he is a long-term option for their respective sides.
Was Barkley the worst player on the pitch?
These supporters were far from happy with his display, and they took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about Barkley below
“I’d start McGinn and play a midfield 3. McGinn Sanson and Luiz with McGinn given a license to get forward. It’s the way he’s being played which is the problem. Barkley is shocking though”
“We have a non-existent midfield generally. And today Jack and Traore were also awful. Brighton are also a quality team. Barkley continues to prove that he is the worst player in our XI.”
“Must’ve missed all the times he intercepted and cleared the ball in our box? Not to mention how many shots he blocked at goal. Barkley was clearly the worst player in the team today. Ineffective.”
“Well said mate but we played with 10 men from the beginning, unfortunately. I have no explanation as to why Smith insists with Barkley, there is no reason for him to be in that starting 11, he’s been very poor again.”
“It’s worth a shot? So he acc runs for the team? Try’s risky passes? Doesn’t have touch it a person playing for the first time? Play Sanson and put him or McGinn in CAM? Grealish in CAM? Anything. Barkley been terrible, we have so many options”
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