Chelsea have had a great season so far, and there have been a handful of particularly solid individual performances under Maurizio Sarri. The Italian clearly knows how to get the best out of his squad, and it’s fair to say that one player that has particularly impressed is Ross Barkley.
Having endured a tough 12 months or so, with injuries plaguing his campaign last year, Barkley appears to have come out the other side this season, and it’s paying off big time for him and for Chelsea.
He’s been one of the Blues’ best performers so far this term, and he enjoyed his best game of the season against Southampton over the weekend. Picking up an assist and a goal for his team, he was the star of the show, and it appears as though he’s finally back to his best.
One player that has been particularly impressed by Barkley is Eden Hazard. Hazard recently spoke with the official Chelsea website, and he detailed how he thinks that Barkley has been fantastic this season.
‘If you give @RBarkley8 the freedom to play and the confidence on the pitch, he can be one of the best in the world in midfield.’
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 9, 2018
It’s clear that Hazard himself is a big fan of Barkley, and it’s also evident that his view is shared by many Chelsea fans. Lots of Chelsea fans have responded to the comments, and they’re in agreement with his view of the English midfielder.
One fan even thinks he’s following in Hazard’s footsteps. Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
BARKLEY VERY STRONG A REAL FIGHTER
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) October 9, 2018
What I’ve been impressed the most about Ross is his attitude, both towards his own fitness and the competition for playing time. The best is yet to come. He belongs at this level.
— Thomas (@tom_mackelway) October 9, 2018
Plays with De Bruyne on the national team so he knows what it’s like to play with a high quality midfielder high praise for Barkley.
— Victor (@SavagePrime) October 9, 2018
Ross has been one of our most consistent players so far, hopefully he gets a good run in the team.
— Steven Davison (@StevenCDavison) October 9, 2018
Ross is tryna imitate Hazard and with his own style of play, he might be the next hazard in Chelsea.
— PocketKing (@BasiDaryl) October 9, 2018
that is absolutely right
— kennyzonzy (@kennyzonzy) October 9, 2018
He was really outstanding on last weekend away game
— Pedro Leon (@Chukwumazy) October 9, 2018
RBarkley8 our new hope for now.
— Dr Kaleb Jakalasi (@DrJakalasi) October 9, 2018
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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