There are indications that Chelsea’s head coach Maurizio Sarri will field midfielder Ross Barkley to play against former club Everton on Sunday.
The 24-year-old had begun to impress with his performance ever since he left the Merseysiders in January to Chelsea and his manager Sarri obviously likes him.
“I like him very much because he is a complete player,” explains Sarri via club’s website.
“He has physical qualities because he is fast, has resistance, and technically he is very good. He has a good kick with the left and the right foot. He is improving in moving the ball, quicker mentally, and he is improving tactically, so I think he is on the way to becoming a very important midfielder.”
“I think that Ross played a good game but we risked it because in the midfield played at the same moment Loftus-Cheek and Barkley, two very offensive midfielders so it is not easy for me and it is not very easy for them,” Sarri explained.
“Barkley I think for the moment from the tactical point of view is a step ahead of Loftus-Cheek, because Loftus-Cheek came later [to pre-season training] and in the first part of the season had two or three little injuries so I think it is normal. It was a risk [to play them both], but I wanted to see this situation.”