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Mae Harvey
October 7, 2018

Barkley, whose career has been disrupted by injury, has not played for England since May 2016. We need the other players to help him with scoring.

Barkley is now thriving under the guidance of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, whom he believes he is learning plenty from both tactically and technically, as he looks to become the player many expected him to be.

Many have put the Belgian on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after his fine start to the season.

"I know how important it is to take the different tactics from different managers on board". Right now I'm ready to understand every aspect of the game.

"For us he's a very important player".

"At the moment I'm good - if I'm the best, If I'm not, I don't care".

"When I broke into the Everton side under Roberto Martínez, I was playing in the No 10 role and I had never played there before from when I was developing through the academy to the first team".

Barkley missed out on a place in England's World Cup squad, but was on Wednesday hopeful of a recall under Gareth Southgate.

"I am here to win, I want to win, I want to win something".

"I think he will return to the national team", said the Chelsea boss.

"I think that he can improve more, because he has the potential to".

I don't think we played well, we have done a good offensive phase and had a lot of ball opportunities but we conceded too much.

Sarri said former Everton player Barkley, who missed nearly all of last season, was "improving week by week".

"I just had to stay patient with that really".

Before he goes off on worldwide duty, the midfielder will be looking to showcase his skills once again, when the Blues take on Southampton in the Premier League at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have had difficultties in recent weeks with injuries, but they should be avliable for selection regardless. "I hope to be able to do it".

"I think it's more hard because in Champions League usually you have 80 hours from a match to the other match".

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