Ross Barkley in recent months has become a regular starter for Maurizio Sarri and has showed signs of brilliance in the midfield role this season. Barkley, who joined Chelsea in 2018 for £15 million was seen as a steal buy. He dominated Everton’s team for many years contributing to 150 caps for the Merseyside club. The English midfielder joined on a 5 year contract and on the day was given the number 8 shirt which he wore at Everton. Barkley was close to joining Chelsea the previous summer and was even at Chelsea finalising a deal but called it off for wanting to consider his options.
Barkley has recently been given the chances he’s been rooting for recently, getting regular minutes for Chelsea in all competitions, which includes vital goals against Manchester United earlier in the season and a brilliant free kick in the Europa League. The midfielder also got called up to the England first team were he played 2 games scoring 2 goals in a sublime performance against Montenegro. He has played alongside Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic this season and has relished the opportunities he’s been given. A rare unused substitute and a massive threat on Chelsea’s set pieces, beating the likes of Willian and David Luiz to the free kicks.
Barkley will be hoping to continue his rise in the Premier League to be a regular Chelsea starter and help contribute to more goals and assists every season. With a 5 year contract I’m sure he will be hoping to win the Europa League this season with the Blues and help them reach the Champions League next season. England have a big opportunity to win the next Euros competition and Barkley would be a big addition to the squad with his intelligence, strength and all round midfield presence. Let’s hope the rise continues with Ross Barkley and let’s hope to see him become a more talked about star at Chelsea.