Barkley: This Is Normal At Chelsea

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Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley insists competition for places is normal at a big club like Chelsea.

Barkley has been a regular for the Blues this season with nine appearances but that could change with the expected return of Ruben Loftus-Cheek from injury.

Barkley told Sky Sports: “If you’re playing for a big side like myself, you’re always going to have competition for places. It’s normal.

“That’s why you come to teams like this because the squad that you’ve got as a whole, you’re going to all help each other to win a trophy and to get better over the years.

“With the likes of Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] coming back there’s competition for places and there’s versatility in some of the midfielders that can play in higher positions up the pitch as well, so it adds great balance for the squad.”

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