ZOLA COMPARES BARKLEY TO LAMPARD

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Ross Barkley has been having wave reviews in recent weeks, and the 24-year-old’s performance has caught the eye with comparisons linking him and Blues legend Frank Lampard.

The Chelsea midfielder was in superb form at the Turf Moor on Sunday and he got an assist and a goal for the Blues as Chelsea defeated Burnley 4-0.

Barkley was the star of the match, and he is the first Englishman to score in three consecutive Premier League games for Chelsea since Frank Lampard in February 2013.

With comparisons being made between Barkley and club legend Frank Lampard, Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has revealed the difference between the two players.

He said: “Frank Lampard attacking the box was the best midfielder I have ever seen. I think Ross likes to play more with the ball, and be involved with the passing. What I have seen in the last two or three weeks is his scoring ability, which is coming on very well.

“I knew this ability from the beginning, but at first it wasn’t showing because he was very much involved in learning tactically what he needed to do. Now he is getting that freedom.”

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