Chelsea supporters and England fans in general seem to have really enjoyed the performance of midfielder Ross Barkley against Spain last night.
The 24-year-old is really making rapid progress this season for club and country after seeing his career stall for some time at previous club Everton.
Despite once being regarded as a real wonderkid of English football when he first made his breakthrough at Goodison Park, in more recent times he started to look like a player who’d lost his way.
However, Maurizio Sarri has worked wonders with Barkley this season, getting him back into the England squad.
The former Toffees starlet made the most of his chance against Spain last night, putting in a classy and intelligent midfield display to help Gareth Southgate’s side to a surprise 3-2 win – Spain’s first competitive home defeat since all the way back in 2003.
No wonder this lot were impressed, with Chelsea now seeming to have a real gem on their hands after so many questioned their decision to sign Barkley back in January.
Some are even suggesting summer signing Mateo Kovacic may really have to worry about his place soon…
Barkley you fucking genius ?
— Jasper (@JasperBevis11) October 15, 2018
Ross Barkley you absolute genius. Great knock down by Kane.
— Luke ? (@Luke9320) October 15, 2018
Be like Ross Barkley.
Kept his mouth shut, worked hard in training, impressed Sarri, got in to Chelsea and England team, continues to work hard.
That's how a modern footballer should be.
— Shamsheer Chelsea (@ARrahmanfreak) October 16, 2018
Ross Barkley was amazing for England last night, If He keeps this up then Kovacic should be afraid of his starting berth. #CFC
— CHELSEA ALL THE WAY (@nbsulymanFC) October 16, 2018
The fight for the LCM spot is getting very interesting as both Barkley and Kovacic are doing great ?
— Tommy Pitchley (@PitchleyTommy8) October 15, 2018
Barkley is a better all round midfielder than Kovacic period
— Ray Bradley (@RayBradleyCFC) October 15, 2018
Gimme Barkley over Kovacic
— Yusuf (@BlgPoppaPump) October 15, 2018
@siIlinho Ross Barkley, £15 million bargain, like what not sure Kovacic has a starting place when he comes back.
— James Pettit (@JamesPettit6) October 15, 2018
Ross Barkley needs to be playing over Kovacic at Chelsea??
— benlawsonhatch (@benlawsonhatch) October 15, 2018