Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Indeed, Goals from Jorginho, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi were enough to give the Blues the three points and maintain their five-point gap ahead of Manchester United in fifth place after a previously difficult spell.
Still, as positive as that was, Frank Lampard’s men face a tough run of fixtures as 2020 progresses, facing Arsenal, Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayern Munich before the end of February. So far, they haven’t been able to make a signing in the transfer market despite their ban being lifted.
A hectic run of games has tested Lampard’s squad and has perhaps led to a resurgence for Ross Barkley. Yesterday was his first Premier League appearance since October’s win over Newcastle, struggling to beat off competition from the likes of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante in what is a fairly well-stocked area of the Blues’ squad.
As per SofaScore, the England international completed 90% of his passes, attempted two dribbles and made a key pass in a solid midfield showing. As a result, Chelsea fans were very pleased with his display in the middle of the park, here’s how some of them reacted:
Masterclass today 😎😎
— sebastian Milazar (@AhsleyMilazar1) January 11, 2020
Pure class, pls keep it up
— BlackLoveAlbum (@kofiasiedu24) January 11, 2020
He was amazing
— JN SHINE™ (@IamJnShine) January 11, 2020
He was class today. Quick on the ball. Good drive going forward. This is the Ross we ask for
— Nyumah (@NyumahStewart) January 11, 2020
Credit to where its due he was magnificent today
— MoFayz.18 (@Mo__CFC) January 11, 2020
So much improvement. Love to see it! 👏
— ;-; (@AmeerSyazly) January 11, 2020
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