Roy Hodgson says Ross Barkley is fulfilling his potential at Chelsea

• Crystal Palace manager gave Barkley England debut
• Midfielder is set to start against Palace on Sunday

Roy Hodgson said Ross Barkley is on the right road towards fulfilling his potential at Chelsea as the Crystal Palace manager prepared for Sunday’s reunion with a player to whom he handed a first England cap five years ago.

Barkley’s burst of form has earned a starting place in Maurizio Sarri’s side of late and the 24-year-old is expected to begin against Palace, having scored on each of his past three Premier League appearances. The former Everton midfielder was first called up by England in 2013 during Hodgson’s tenure, with the manager’s faith in the player’s talent seeing him included in his squad for the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.

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