Ill Maurizio Sarri unhappy with Chelsea performance in Belarus

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"But, I don't want him to be anxious about scoring, because for us he's very important, very useful".

And Zola says they will only improve as they learn to cope with new manager Maurizio Sarri's unique methods.

Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley are all competing for one spot in midfield - with Barkley the stand-out performer in recent weeks. I understand how some of them play, so that could be an advantage for me.

"At the moment they are busy doing this and have less attention for scoring". I'm 100 per cent it will come.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers saw their 11-game unbeaten run in this year's Europa League come to a dramatic end as they threw away the lead three times in a 4-3 defeat at Spartak Moscow. "That's what I'm hoping is going to be the case here as well".

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Barkley, who will face his old club Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, had a hard start to life in London after his January transfer but found his best form under Sarri.

Brazilian-born Italian defender Emerson Palmieri gave the assist that saw the Frenchman put the Premier League side ahead in the fixture.

Sinclair was watching on and is now anxious that both Barkley and Loftus-Cheek can not play together in midfield for Chelsea since they have similar attributes that do not complement each other.

The 24-year-old did not play for Everton in the last seven months of his time on Merseyside due to a hamstring problem and eventually moved to Chelsea in a cut-price £15 million ($19 million) deal. "That's something that has to be said", he added. "He's a very important player for us, he's very useful for the team but I know very well that strikers want to score, and so for his confidence it's very important". The best thing about this evening was the result.

'If he's not fit it's a good opening for another player to play in that position'.

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