Everton fans react on Twitter to Ross Barkley performance for Chelsea

Ross Barkley of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton fans react to Ross Barkley's rare start.

Ross Barkley of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Ross Barkley is quickly becoming English football's forgotten man. Even seeing him in a Chelsea shirt feels odd, because it happens so irregularly.

Last night he got a rare start for Chelsea against his old Merseyside rivals Liverpool, in the Carabao Cup.

Barkley looked a shadow of his former self, and struggled to impose himself on the game in a positive manner.

 

When he was in possession he was hesitant, and lacked chemistry with his teammates.

Perhaps that's to be expected, with playing so infrequently, but this was a scenario Barkley should have expected when he signed for Chelsea, off the back of a lengthy injury lay-off.

Barkley was tipped as one of England's top stars when breaking through at Everton. Now 24, he faces a crucial couple of years to try and get back to playing regularly again.

Ross Barkley of Chelsea is challenged by Naby Keita of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Chelsea won at Anfield last night, and it was despite Barkley, not because of his impact.

He has a lot of work to do if he is going to get close to the England squad again.

Here is a look at how some Everton fans reacted on Twitter to seeing him in action...

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