Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley believes he can emulate Frank Lampard’s role at Chelsea. The midfielder has started the season in a strong fashion and would be hoping to make a mark at the Stamford Bridge.
The English international arrived at the West London in January but injury halted his progress. Former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte failed to provide him with a place in the Blues starting lineup but he turns out to be a key figure in Maurizio Sarri’s plans.
His £15 m fee could prove to be a bargain if the player manages to keep himself injury free throughout the season. Barkley insists he can score 20 goals in a season.
“I believe I can hit the 20 goals a season mark. It’s a lot, but it’s achievable. You see Lamps do it and Stevie [Gerrard] and [Paul] Scholes. It’s just starting in training first, scoring goals there and practising every day.
“He’s [Lampard] someone to look at with the success he achieved for the club and for himself.
“I’ve played with Frank and I saw what he was like around England, and how much of a top professional he was.
“He was an idol of mine from when I was a young lad, watching Champions League games and seeing the goals he scored. If I could achieve half of what he did here, then that would be a success.”