Maurizio Sarri has brought in two midfielders this season, as he signed Jorginho from Napoli and Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on loan.
Jorginho is a key part of Sarri’s system, and Kovacic who was introduced in the second half against Arsenal has proven that he could also be a key part of Sarri’s team this season.
After one year of inaction due to injury, Ross Barkley was heavily involved in Chelsea’s pre-season and has also started the season very well.
Chelsea legend Dennis Wise believes Barkley will have a role to play this season.
“There’s a big possibility and I think Ross Barkley can come into the fold here,” Wise exclusively told Goal.
“He has been given an opportunity under Maurizio. When you have got a new manager coming in you look at things and think, ‘right okay there’s a level playing field there’.
“I am sure he has gone in and said that to them, that there is an opportunity for everyone. When Ross came in, he was never really played. You kind of felt, when you looked at the interview of Antonio, that he wasn’t the first choice option that he wanted at the time and I think that came across a little bit.
“I think he will get an opportunity under Maurizio because he will leave it a little bit open and he is capable. He is a talent. He has had a little bit of a bad spell but hopefully he has come through it and he has got ability. He is the type of player that can open people up. There’s places up for grabs and it is up to people to grab those places.”