Ross Barkley predicts reception he'll get from Everton fans

Ross Barkley of Everton shows appreciation to the fans as he is subbed off during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Ross Barkley is set to take on Everton for the first time in his career this weekend.

Ross Barkely of Chelsea and Ander Herrera of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2018 in London,...

Ross Barkley has told Sky Sports that he expects a rough reception from Everton fans when he plays against them for the first time at the weekend with Chelsea.

Barkley stands a good chance of starting against Everton on Sunday, as he has forced his way into Maurizio Sarri’s line-up.

 

And he does not expect to be greeted with open arms back at Goodison Park.

He said: “I don’t think it’ll be the best but they’ll be a few that might say a some good things.”

Barkley left Everton back in January in fairly acrimonious circumstances, as he would not pen a new contract.

Ross Barkley of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at St Mary's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in...

The England international was keen to test himself at a higher level, and Chelsea snapped him up.

Barkley’s initial time at Stamford Bridge was difficult, but he has proven his worth in recent times.

Everton will have to be on guard against their former player, as Chelsea have been in superb form so far this term.

Sarri’s side are still unbeaten in the Premier League and will pose a huge test to Everton at the weekend.

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

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