Ross Barkley scored once more in pre-season as the midfielder converted a sensational absolutely free-kick in Chelsea‘s trip to Reading.

Final season, his very first complete campaign at Chelsea, Barkley caught the eye on occasion but struggled for consistency below Maurizio Sarri.

The former Everton man now has the opportunity to nail down a location below new boss Frank Lampard with Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to miss the start off of the season due to injury.

Immediately after scoring what turned out to be the winner against Barcelona final week with a tidy strike from the edge of the box, Barkley created it two objectives in two games with a spectacular absolutely free-kick against Reading, cancelling out Josh Barrett’s opener for the Championship outfit.

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