Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, Oct 14: Ross Barkley (England)

In a match overshadowed by fan racism, the Chelsea midfielder starred for England versus Bulgaria.

 
9:00am on Tuesday 15th October 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Ross Barkley
M, AM (C) - England
MAN OF THE MATCH
73'
10
Oct 14, 2019
73Minutes played
2Goals
1Assists
4Total shots
2Shots on target
22Final third passes
78Passes
69Passes completed

Racism reared its ugly head in the Euro qualifier between Bulgaria and England on Monday, which the Three Lions eventually won 6-0. England's black players, Raheem Sterling in particular, were subjected to disgusting chants from the home crowd which resulted in the referee suspending the action for several minutes.

Focusing back on the football, England and Ross Barkley were excellent. The Chelsea man put his patchy club performances to the side to prove himself a real threat with late runs from midfield.

He assisted the opening goal in simple fashion, passing down the left for Marcus Rashford to score a beauty.

He then channelled his inner number nine by scoring two goals in predatory fashion from no further than the six-yard box. The first was easily finished at the back post after some good work by Sterling, while his second was glanced home after a cross from Harry Kane.

The night will be remembered for the game stoppage due to the racist chanting. For Barkley, though, he can be very content with his outing for England.

England fixtures, results, statistics and ratings

 
Name
Team
Nationality
Position
Age
Apps
MOM
Fouls P90
Fouled P90
Tackles Att/Won P90
Aerials Att/Won P90
Intercept P90
Clearance P90
Err Chance P90
Err Goal P90
Touches P90
Passes P90
Pass comp %
Final Third P90
Long ball P90
Poss Lost P90
Shots P90
On Target P90
Blocked P90
Touches box P90
Big chance P90
Decisive
First
Equaliser
Penalty won
Clean sheet %
Saves P90
Goals con P90
Pen con
Pen saves
Form
Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley M, AM (C)
GBR
M, AM (C)
25
5(3)
415
1(0)
0
0
0
0
0.6
0.9
1.5/0.6
-
0.9
-
-
-
74.2
52.0
87%
17.6
4.0
17.3
4.6
1.5
2.1
3.3
-
-
-
0
13%
-
1.1
0
0
79
Extra note text etc..

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