Aston Villa officially announced the loan of Chelsea midfielder Barkley, and the two sides signed a one-year contract.
Barkley was born in 1993 and is 27 years old. In 2018, he moved from Everton to Chelsea. Last season, he played 31 games for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring 5 goals and sending 5 assists. He has played 3 games for Chelsea this season and scored 1 goal.
Since joining Chelsea, he has played 86 games for the team, scoring 11 goals and sending 11 assists.
Barkley joined Chelsea from Everton in January 2018 and played 86 games for the Blues in all competitions, scoring 11 goals. This includes the goals he scored in a 6-0 win over Barnsley at Stamford Bridge this season.
However, due to the fierce competition for our midfield position, he made his only debut in this season's opener, and his two appearances in the Premier League were substitutes.
Due to injuries, his career at Chelsea started slowly. In Stamford Bridge's game against Manchester United, he scored an unforgettable equalizer goal in stoppage time. Barkley was also very helpful to the team in the Europa League. He scored in the penalty shoot-out against Frankfurt in the semifinals and played as a substitute in the final against Arsenal in Baku.
Although Barkley often rotated as a substitute last season, he did play an important role in helping us enter the FA Cup final. He scored in the game against Liverpool and in the quarter-finals against Leicester City. Scored the only goal.
Barkley will spend the rest of the season at Villa Park, where Chelsea legend Terry serves as an assistant to coach Smith. The Birmingham team has started their second top flight with 100% results, beating Sheffield United and Fulham without conceding a goal. They will face Stoke City in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Thursday and Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.