The player has been impressive so far this season
Ross Barkley joined Chelsea from Everton for a reported fee of £15 million in January. He struggled with severe hamstring injury most of the last season and managed to make only 4 appearances across all the competitions under former manager Antonio Conte.
The 24 year old continued his recovery but didn’t enough time on the pitch to get a place in the World Cup squad, as his nation reached the semi-finals.
The midfielder completely recovered from his injury and showed promising flashes in preseason friendlies. It has been suggested that he is the type of player that new manager Maurizio Sarri likes and has been backed to thrive under him this season.
The England International has featured in 6 Premier League games for the Blues this season and has been impressive. He started in the third round of Carabao Cup against Liverpool as they won the match 2-1, with late goals from Emerson and Eden Hazard after Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring.
Maurizio Sarri has urged England’s Manager Gareth Southgate to recall Barkley in the national team for the Uefa Nations League games this month after an impressive start this season.
The player has never played under him till now and has not been in squad since March 2017. The manager will name the squad on Thursday to take on Croatia and Spain.
Sarri said as quoted by Evening Standard: “I think so because he is improving every week. I think he can improve more because he has the potential to improve more and so I think that he can return in the national team.
“Is he playing enough? I think so. He has played more than the last season in two months. He had a very serious injury one year ago.
“I think he can improve from the tactical point of view, from the physical point of view. He is very good from the technical point of view so I think he can become a very good player.”