Chelsea star wants national team return after club form

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/10/2018

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley wants England returned after a good performance for dethroned Premier League Champions so far this season.

The 24-year-old has been in a good form under new club coach Maurizio Sarri and former Everton star eager to be named in Gareth Southgate Three Lions squad for this month’s matches with 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia and Spain.

Barkley could then feature for Chelsea in Thursday night’s Europa League Group L tie with Hungarian champions Vidi at Stamford Bridge.

Barkley, who missed out on England’s World Cup squad said: "I’m playing a big role in the side at the minute and I believe my performances show I’m capable of being in the England squad, hopefully.

"I’ve just got to do what I can for Chelsea and hopefully that will take care of itself with the national team.”


After a series of seasons interrupted by injury, including last term on joining Chelsea from Everton in January, Barkley believes he is improving under Sarri.

"His style of play really suits mine.

"As the season goes on I’ll show a lot more what I’m capable of, I’ll start to score a lot more and assist a lot more.” Barkley added.

Mateo Kovacic has been preferred to Barkley of late in the Premier League, but the England midfielder started the Europa League win at PAOK and the Carabao Cup success at Liverpool.