Barkley explains why he’s playing better at Aston Villa than he did at Chelsea

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Ross Barkley is currently on loan at Aston Villa and has scored two goals in his last two appearances for Aston Villa.

Barkley was regularly criticised for not being consistent at Chelsea and he has now explained the reason for his inconsistency at Chelsea.

According to Barkley, to put in consistent performances you need consistent game time.

Barkley told The Guardian: “The other night I scored in the last minute, previously I would have come off around the 60th.

“The last minutes of the game are when defenders get tired and that’s when the rewards are. By staying as fit as I can this season and playing every minute, I’m sure there will be many more goals to come.

“To put in consistent performances you need consistent game time. For me it was an exciting project to come here and play consistently because I haven’t had that for a couple of years. It was just stop-start constantly.

“Now I’m finding my rhythm and I feel really good. I’ve played two full 90s and I’m really looking forward to the next game. Now I’ve got a clear mind and every game that comes I know what I need to do.”

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