LAMPARD SENDS WARNING TO NEW CHELSEA SIGNING ROSS BARKLEY

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has hailed Chelsea’s acquisition of Ross Barkley from Everton for £15million but also warned Barkley that he won’t get away with inconsistent performances at Chelsea.

“It’s a no-brainier,” Lampard told BT Sport. “I think £15m for someone of the ability of Ross Barkley it’s a great deal for Chelsea.

“We’ve talked about him for a while though and he hasn’t fulfilled his potential. But there are players in this market who are moving for £30m or £40m who are of a lesser ability.

“Now it’s up to Ross, though. At Everton he was allowed to do it in fits and spurts. Five games here and six games there.

“He won’t get away with that at Chelsea. He’s got to be disciplined, work hard and show he’s capable of adding things to his game.

“I think he can do it but it’s down to him now.”

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