Ross Barkley tipped for biggest season yet

Matt Debono

Barkley, 25, struggled with fitness when he joined the Blues back in 2018 but with Frank Lampard's arrival, it could prove to be one his most important seasons to prove himself.

Ross Barkley has flourished so far under Frank Lampard as he is released with more freedom in his preferred no.10 position.Getty Images

That's what The Independent are reporting. He is set to finally play in his favoured position of the number 10 role behind the striker. 

The 25-year-old has been impressive in pre-season so far, alongside Mason Mount, with Barkley producing a fine performance when he came on against Barcelona on Tuesday - capping it off with a goal to seal the Rakuten Cup for the Blues. 

Many of the Blues faithful believe it could be Ross' time this season: