Ross Barkley has told Chelsea that he is back and ready to play.
He said, “I haven’t played for a while because I had a setback after I injured my foot.
“I was in pain until only a couple of weeks ago but I put in a lot of hard work and I was grateful to get a start today, to get a goal and hopefully I can kick on from here and get back in the side.
“You want to be on the pitch but I had fine chips on two parts of bone in my foot so it was really painful.
“I was trying my hardest to pass the ball in training with my right foot but it was that painful that I had to train with my left foot and some days I had to come out of training completely.
“I couldn’t really kick the ball with my right foot so I just had to bide my time and keep working hard. For the last two or three weeks, I’ve been pain-free and I feel good.”