Gary Lineker aims dig at Maurizio Sarri on Twitter as Chelsea FC draw with Everton

Gary Lineker clearly feels that Chelsea FC's English stars should be given more of a chance

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Gary Lineker has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at Maurizio Sarri for not placing more faith in Chelsea FC’s English players after the Blues drew 0-0 with Everton on Sunday.

The Blues were looking to beat the Toffees and keep their push for the Premier League title on track.

However, the west London side ended up drawing a blank in front of their home fans at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as they dropped two points.

Chelsea FC are still unbeaten in the Premier League this season under their new manager Sarri, and they are third in the Premier League and four points off top spot heading into the international break.

The likes of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been in good form whenever called upon by new Blues boss Sarri this season.

However, neither of the two England international started on Sunday against Everton, with Barkley having come on in the second half for Mateo Kovacic in the 82nd minute. Loftus-Cheek, meanwhile, wasn’t in the matchday squad.

And former striker Lineker is clearly not impressed by the pair’s lack of playing time under Sarri despite their solid performances.

Lineker wrote on Twitter on Sunday: “So much young English talent at Chelsea and they’ve performed well, yet not one of them in the starting line-up. 🙄.”

Loftus-Cheek is yet to start a Premier League game this season, while Barkley has played from the start in only five of Chelsea FC’s top flight games this term.

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Tottenham away on 24 November.

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