Chelsea failed to overcome lower league opposition in the FA Cup on Saturday, held to a 0-0 stalemate away to Championship side Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Antonio Conte’s side failed to muster a good enough performance in a match they should have won, rarely threatening Canaries goalkeeper Angus Gunn.
The Blues will now be forced to play a replay in the midst of an already busy fixture list, hardly ideal when they are already lagging behind in the league table and have a European tie with Barcelona on the horizon.
The FA Cup could be one of their best chances of a major honour this season but Conte named a much changed side against Norwich, with only Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko surviving from the recent draw vs Arsenal.
Fans were left fuming with Bakayoko’s performance, many believing he isn’t good enough to be starting in the Blues midfield and some even suggesting he’s one of the worst Chelsea players they’ve ever seen.
Whether that’s harsh or not, it’s clear the French international has work to do to win over supporters.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Good trip to Norwich today, shame about the performance of the team. Bakayoko and Batshuayi nowhere near good enough to play for us, they need to be replaced #CFC
— Matt (@tremberz90) January 6, 2018
Imagine spending your time slagging off Barkley and then watching Bakayoko pretend to be a footballer. I would swap Andy Carroll for Batshuayi in a heartbeat. Both are dreadful footballers. #CFC
— Andy Simms (@Simms91) January 6, 2018
I think Bakayoko is one of the worst players I have ever seen #CFC
— Bradley Church (@SplitEmbryo) January 6, 2018
Bakayoko on the other hand offers us absolutely diddly-squat. Nothing. Gives the ball away, doesn’t use it properly, can’t finish when he needs to. I feel like he’s been used/trained wrongly. 23, yes he’s young, but he needs to be a squad player and not a starter. #CFC
— Chelsea Activity (@ChelseaActivity) January 6, 2018
Bakayoko’s performance today was one of the worst I’ve ever seen in a Chelsea shirt. Batshuayi wasn’t much better at all… Not a great away day. ☹️ #CFC
— Owen (@OzNozHD) January 6, 2018
Bakayoko is trash, I’ve witnessed a young Kipling spraying balls better than him, god knows why we sold Matic #CFC
— jack (@jack_kipling3) January 6, 2018
With all the noise about crazy market value,I don't think Bakayoko is worth £2m based on the kind of performance he's churning out for #CFC!
— Ben Olusoji Idowu (@BenIdowu) January 6, 2018
Bakayoko makes me cry everytime I see him play #cfc
— Babajide (@jnubsy) January 6, 2018
— 0-16 (@the_sushi15) January 6, 2018
Bakayoko looks lost once again! Absolutely clueless #CFC
— Chris (@BlueLondon19512) January 6, 2018
Bakayoko has been absolutely horrible #CFC
— Brandon F. Doyle (@Bdoyle56) January 6, 2018