Chelsea fans want Loftus-Cheek to replace Bakayoko next season

The reaction Antonio Conte to Chelsea’s sale of Nemanja Matic and the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko during the summer was one of the first indications that all was not well at Stamford Bridge.

On the face of it, the deal looked a good one for Chelsea. They got good money for the outgoing Serbian and were able to replace him with a younger, more athletic player who had just enjoyed an outstanding season for Monaco.

Fast forward a number of months and it is clear that Chelsea’s swoop for Bakayoko has not turned out as planned at all.

The midfielder has endured a shambolic season and now the Blues fans want him to be replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is making a late push for a spot on the plane to Russia with England this summer after a stellar performance in Crystal Palace’s 5-0 thumping of Leicester on Saturday.

We’ve taken a look at some of the calls for Chelsea to give the man valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt a go…