Chelsea star wants to play for Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley wants to back in the England squad after a terrific 90 mins on the pitch against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

The England international played a part in the build up to Emerson Palmieri’s leveller.

Barkley who joined the Blues earlier this year from Toffees Everton struggled to make an appearance under former boss Antonio Conte last season.

His showboating was bridled by knocks from injuries, enjoying only four appearances in all competitions last term.

Barkley has 22 caps for England and missed out on representing the Three Lions at the 2018 FIFA World Cup stage in Russia.

However, the 24-year-old appears to be getting back to top form under new manager Sarri.

Barkley has played 8 out of 9 games for the Blues in all competitions this season.

The midfielder admitted he is improving under the Sarri and feels he’s heading “the direction that he (Sarri) wants us to go in.”

Barkley said: “I want to keep improving, which I feel I already am with the direction that he (Sarri) wants us to go in.

“I will play anywhere on the pitch. But (the aim) for me (is) to add goals and assists. I played a part in the first goal here, but I am hoping to add a lot more as the season goes on.”

About growing concerns over his return to the England squad, Barkley is hopeful it will happen soon.

He added: “I’m just going to let my football do the talking and hopefully I’ll be back in the squad soon.”