Ross Barkley earned 22 international caps with England so far, and from playing with the National Team he became a close friend of both Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater, who joined Chelsea from Leicester City on Deadline Day last summer.
The 24-year-old told Chelsea’s officiale website: “Yes, I know Gary Cahill from playing with England and I know Danny Drinkwater as well.
“I’m looking forward to getting to know the other lads, and playing with them as well. There are world class players in the squad and I can’t wait to work with them every day”.
“I’ll speak to them all a bit more once we’re training together and I’m mixing with the lads. If I need any advice obviously Gaz will be there for me”.
When asked to give his thoughts on Chelsea’s campaign so far, Barkley claimed: “The team have been doing really well. The lads have been on a good run recently.
“Obviously the festive period is tough, with games coming thick and fast, but hopefully I can be a good addition to the squad and we can continue that and get some success along the way”.