Lampard sets challenge for Ross Barkley

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has challenged Ross Barkley to follow his example and beat the Everton boo-boys when the Blues face Everton on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

Barkley has been abused by Everton fans on previous occasions when he has faced his previous club Everton.

Lampard faced the same from West Ham fans, having left West Ham for Chelsea and has challenged Barkley to use the jeers as inspiration, like he did.

Lampard said: “In the early years, playing West Ham fired me up too much.

“But after a couple of years, when I’d settled down, it was just something that fired me up in a good way and made me pretty determined.

“I actually liked getting fired up and the challenge of going up against them. Your personality dictates that quite a bit and I’m pretty confident Ross will handle it a very good way.

“Ross has been away from Everton for a couple of years now, and if you move and go back to your old club you are going to get abuse.

“I don’t think he’ll have a crazy reaction and revel in it but he’s the determined type who will want to do well against his old team.”

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