Fans hail forgotten men Kenedy and Barkley
Forgotten wideman Kenedy and floundering Ross Barkley were hailed by Chelsea fans after their surprise key roles in the final-day 2-1 defeat of Watford.
Starting wing-back Kenedy teed up Kai Haverts’z early opener and sub midfielder Barkley headed a stoppage-time winner in his 100th match for the Blues.
Kenedy, in particular, thrilled supporters on social media.
One gushed “The guy is amazing” and another beamed “Kenedy is balling!”
Other comments included: “Where has Kenedy been this whole time? We’ve been hiding the Roberto Carlo regen all along. This guy is playing amazing.”
Another follower noted: “He is very good offensively, I don’t know why Tuchel doesn’t use him.”
And even stronger praise came here: “He is my favourite baller… why doesn’t Tuchel trust him more?”
Barkley, meanwhile, earned plaudits for his late clincher – just his fifth club goal since arriving at Chelsea from Everton in January 2018.
One fan said the ex-England playmaker “deserves more game time”.