Chelsea fans react to Ross Barkley performance in England loss

Ross Barkley was given a late cameo for England on Friday night in their surprise defeat to Czech Republic – and some Chelsea fans did give him credit for his performance.

The Blues midfielder replaced club teammate Mason Mount in the 72nd minute to try help Gareth Southgate’s side find a winner, but ultimately they ended up losing 2-1.

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England opened the scoring with Harry Kane’s penalty after just five minutes in the European Championship group stage qualifier.

But Jakub Brabec drew hosts Czech Republic level shortly after from a set-piece and they looked the more organised side for large stages of the contest.

Zdenek Ondrasek was the hero with an 85th minute winner and it ended England’s 43-game unbeaten streak in qualifier that goes back 10 years.

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A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media at least feel that Barkley was a positive in a poor England performance.

The 25-year-old looked to make things happen going forward when he entered the pitch and put some dangerous crosses into the penalty area.

He also played a delightful through ball past the Czech Republic defence and striker Kane was unable to make the most of it.

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Barkley looked dangerous on the ball unlike so many of his lacklustre teammates and has surely given himself a great chance of playing away to Bulgaria on Monday.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has not been a regular in Frank Lampard’s team at Stamford Bridge this season, but does have a new-look confidence about him when he puts an England shirt on.

Here are some Blues fans praising Barkley:

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