Former Everton attacking midfielder Ross Barkley was in action for Chelsea at the weekend, as the England international featured in the Premier League game against Manchester City away from home on Sunday evening.
Barkley started the match at the Etihad Stadium and played for 52 minutes, as Chelsea were hammered 6-0 by Pep Guardiola’s City.
The Blues produced one of their worst performances of the campaign, and Barkley’s display was not very good.
In fact, the 25-year-old Englishman was responsible for one of the three goals that City striker Sergio Aguero scored, when he headed towards his own goal and straight to the feet of the Argentina international.
According to WhoScored, Barkley - who joined Chelsea from Everton in January 2018 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £15 million - took two shots, had a pass accuracy of 91.2%, won two headers, and made one tackle.
The win against Chelsea means that City are now ahead of second-placed Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table on goal difference.
Everton fans have mocked Barkley on Twitter, with some suggesting that he does not want Liverpool to win the league title this season.
Below are some of the best comments:
Bubbles burst shipped out ,taxi for Barkley— tomsely (@abiratoEFC) February 11, 2019
Not had time to mention yet, but peach of an assist from Barkley today. That’s the player we’d all thought he’d be. Defence splitting and laying it on a plate for the centre forward— TheEvertonForum.com/forum - Register now (@TheEFCForum) February 10, 2019
Can’t fault Evertonian Ross Barkley’s commitment to stopping Liverpool win the league.— S (@EFC_95) February 10, 2019
Ross Barkley heads the ball back to assist Aguero for City’s third.— S (@EFC_95) February 10, 2019
You can take the boy out of Everton, you can’t take Everton out of the boy.
Barkley hate in full flow. We feast.— smart those jeans (@EFC_Dan_) February 10, 2019
Barkley showing the Everton supporter in him for the first time in his career— Liam Gray (@LiamgEFC) February 10, 2019
Barkley out of his dept.— Lee Griffiths (@LeeGriffo_efc) February 10, 2019
Fantastic commitment from Ross Barkley there to the "stop Liverpool winning the league campaign" there. He's still a blue— Ian Phillips (@iphillips_efc) February 10, 2019
Barkley showing his class there— Kingy (@EFCKingy) February 10, 2019
WEVE GOT A DIAMOND CALLED ROSS BARKLEY— Adam (@adxmEFC) February 10, 2019
Barkley doing his bit to help prevent Liverpool win the league— James Brown (@mrbrown_efc1878) February 10, 2019
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