Ross Barkley says Chelsea can fill the hole left by Eden Hazard after the forward’s flight to Real Madrid, and recognizes that the squad must “advance up” their presentation levels this season.
Danger was Chelsea’s top scorer and help producer last season, scoring 16 objectives and making 15 more in the Premier League last season.
The 28-year-old marked on a five-year bargain for a charge which could ascend to £130m once all extra installments have been paid.
Barkley, who showed up in 2018/19, trusts Chelsea have the stuff to conquer the opening in the group left by Hazard’s flight.
“You need to fill in,” the England midfielder told columnists after Chelsea’s 4-3 pre-season win against Reading on Sunday.
“Everybody in the squad comprehends he was an extraordinary player however he is no more.
“He has new difficulties now and we need to supplant his objectives and make the odds. We have that much quality in the squad we will all progression up to the plate.
“Last season when Eden wasn’t playing regardless we won recreations, despite everything we made possibilities. We realize he is an excellent player however we have outstanding players in the squad.
“We have youthful ones that will venture up and produce the merchandise also. We have Callum [Hudson-Odoi] returning from damage and we have marked Christian Pulisic – he is an extraordinary ability.
“We have wingers who can make from tight positions, players who can shoot from separation and strikers – youthful and experienced – who are eager for objectives.”
Barkley has delighted in a solid pre-season up until now, scoring a shocking free-kick in Chelsea’s triumph against Reading, and terminating the victor in a 2-1 prevail upon Barcelona in Japan.