Sarri sings Barkley’s praise as Chelsea thump Burnley

Maurizio Sarri believes Ross Barkley has transformed into the “complete” midfielder after his starring role in Chelsea’s thumping 4-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri

Barkley created Alvaro Morata’s opener with a deft pass before scoring in his third consecutive Premier League game after 52 minutes to double Chelsea’s advantage.

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Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek added gloss to the scoreline as the Blues extended their unbeaten start to the season to 10 games and move up to second, two points behind leaders Liverpool.

Alongside Eden Hazard – who missed the victory over the Clarets with a back problem – former Everton man Barkley has been instrumental in the Blues’ fine start to the season, much to the delight of Sarri.

“He’s doing very well in this period,” Sarri told a media conference.

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“He’s improved in the defensive phase and he has improved his physical condition because the last sea

“Now he’s improving the physical condition. He’s a very good player from a technical point of view. He’s improved the defensive phase. Now I think Ross is complete.”