Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern will be looking forward to their side getting back into Premier League action when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte’s Blues will host Spurs in a contest that could decide who gets the fourth spot in the league and qualify for the Champions League next season.
The West London outfit have not lost to their capital rivals in 28 years at the Bridge and the locals are keen for that run to continue to happen. One man that will not feature for the Blues is Ross Barkley as he looks to continue his recovery from injury, however, he could be in a Chelsea side in the near future.
Ben Dinnery, who is a freelance injury data analyst, has taken to Twitter to reveal comments from Conte’s press conference that the former Everton midfielder is set to play for the development side on Saturday as he steps up his recovery process.
Conte confirms Ross Barkley will play for the development side on Saturday as he continues his recovery from his latest hamstring setback: "We are talking about a player who has come back from a bad injury." #CFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) March 29, 2018
He also states that Conte is keen not to rush the player back into action after he suffered a bad hamstring injury whilst still at the Toffees, but Barkley could be in the senior side in the coming weeks.
With the Blues in our bar starting to question exactly why the club even signed the England international in the first place, at least it’s some promising news about the England international at long last.
The Chelsea fans in the Tavern will be pleased to hear that Barkley is almost ready to return to action for the side following his latest setback and will be hoping he does well in their match on Saturday and can impress those watching.
Clearly, there’s a talented player in there somewhere and the idea of having him fit and ready for next season should be an exciting one to those in SW6.
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