Ross Barkley has found minutes hard to come by at Chelsea, making just 3 appearances for the entirety of the season since his switch from Everton in the recent winter transfer window.
The 24-year-old is far below Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, Ngolo Kante and struggling Frenchman Tiemoue Bakayoko in Conte’s midfield list. Injuries have also played a part in his limited playing time, as the midfielder has been out of the squad for over a month due to a hamstring problem.
And According to Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson. The Evertonian is alarmingly running out of time to prove his worth at the London club, amidst the uncertainty revolving Manager Antonio Conte’s future and a potential overhaul of the playing staff.
The Legendary defender told the Daily Star.
“He is running out of time to resurrect his career. “His move to Chelsea has been a disaster and it needs to click for him quickly now or he’ll be forgotten.
“I’m a big fan of his but it’s a strange one. He’s a No 10, and when I played, you didn’t start playing in that position until you were 27 or 28.‘It’s the hardest position on the pitch. “I know because I’ve done it. You’ve got to make things happen and you’re always under the microscope. It’s a pressure position.
Barkley would be hoping to still feature for the club’s last few games as they contest for an unlikely top-four finish and an F.A Cup final against Manchester United.