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Chelsea were unbeaten in their first 12 Premier League games but lost 2-1 at Wolves on Wednesday -- their second defeat in their past three league games.
Barkley set up Eden Hazard's opening goal before adding his side's second in the 3-0 victory at Southampton on Sunday that briefly moved Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table.
Sarri believes Hazard can become the best player in Europe and outstrip even arch poachers Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah.
Former captain John Terry left Chelsea in 2017 after nearly 20 years at the club, where he won five Premier League titles.
Sarri had two years left on his contract after leading his hometown club Napoli to challenge champions Juventus for the title last season.
Chelsea refused to sell the forward and Hazard, now in his seventh season at Stamford Bridge, is enjoying Sarri's style of play after the more conservative tactics of former Blues bosses.
Sarri had warned in pre-season that his new side could face a difficult start as the players adapted to his new ideas, having been hired just a month before the campaign got underway.
Loftus-Cheek enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Crystal Palace last term and was rewarded with a place in England's World Cup squad.
But England boss Gareth Southgate is unlikely to be at Stamford Bridge to see them take on Bournemouth.
Chelsea will travel to Newcastle on Sunday aiming to make it three wins from as many Premier League games this season.