Date: 24th February 2016 at 6:38pm
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Name: Ross Barkley
Position: Midfielder

After a somewhat disappointing 2014/15 campaign following his impressive breakthrough the season before, Ross Barkley has reached new heights this term.

The Everton playmaker was always a talented player capable of doing the extraordinary, yet before this season never really translated its way into a reliable end product.

But whilst that could have been down to the fact he is still in his early twenties, Barkley has become far more ruthless, scoring more goals and making more assists this season than in the whole of his career before this campaign.

An attacking midfielder whose technique is matched by his incredible pace and power, Barkley has shouldered far more responsibility in the Everton attack this season and is the chief creator for the Toffees’ star striker Romelu Lukaku.

Yet whilst the Everton academy graduate has shined this season, his teammates have been guilty of not matching his contributions perhaps for the exception of the Belgian forward, especially defensively.

The fact that the Toffees have a healthy goal difference despite having the seventh worst defence this season speaks volumes about Barkley’s contributions, and is a dead cert for the England squad in France this summer.

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