Everton fans react to Ross Barkley comments

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...

Ross Barkley is gearing up to face Everton for the first time since leaving last January.

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 well aware that he might receive a hostile reception during Sunday afternoon's visit of Everton.

The in-form Chelsea playmaker told The Liverpool Echo that he is bracing himself for the Everton boo boys during what will be his first game against the Toffees.

Barkley joined the Stamford Bridge club last January for £15 million but has only now become a big player for the Premier League giants, dazzling under Maurizio Sarri this season.

The 24-year-old began his career at Goodison Park, scoring 21 times in 150 Premier League outings.

 

He was adored by those on the blue half of Merseyside for a while, and here is how Everton fans on Twitter have reacted to his comments:

Emotions aside, even the most disappointed of Everton fans will acknowledge that Barkley's a class player on his day.

And with three goals and three assists in five Premier League starts under Sarri, he might well hurt his old club tomorrow - if he is allowed to.

Marco Silva's side have four of their last five league games. Chelsea might be second in the table, but Everton are bang in form and it wouldn't be a major shock if the Merseysiders left London with the three points.

Ross Barkley of Everton scores 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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