Ross Barkley
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Chelsea fans singled out one player in particular for criticism for his performance during our 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

We took all three points from the game thanks to a second-half goal from N’Golo Kante. The scoreline didn’t reflect how dominant we were throughout the 90 minutes, but it very rarely does when our misfiring group of attackers are involved.

Olivier Giroud may have finished the game without a goal, but it wasn’t for the want of trying. The Frenchman found the back of the net twice, but both times his efforts were ruled out for offside.

The usual scapegoats, Marcos Alonso and Willian, also evaded the scope of the unforgiving Chelsea faithful, despite the fact that Alonso came under some criticism early on for the manner in which he picked up a yellow card.

The player that Chelsea fans picked on during and following the game was England international Ross Barkley. He was given an opportunity to impress today and show Maurizio Sarri why he deserves to start, but failed to do perform.

His lacklustre performance didn’t go unnoticed by Chelsea fans on Twitter. Many have criticised Barkley, and some have even gone as far as claiming that he’s simply not good enough. Have a look at this.

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