Tiemoue Bakayoko’s first season at Chelsea has only been a few steps short of a disaster. After a decent start to his Blues career, the France international’s weaknesses started to become far more noticeable, particularly in possession, and from that point on the confidence needed to perform well in the Premier League appeared to drain away from him.
His latest outing against Leicester City in the FA Cup on Sunday provided yet another disappointing instance. The 23-year-old was hauled off at half-time by Antonio Conte and his replacement Cesc Fabregas had a far greater impact throughout the second 45 minutes.
With that in mind, we recently asked Chelsea fans whether they expect Bakayoko to start again for the west London club this season, especially now that every game is essentially a must-win as they chase down a spot in the top four and the FA Cup.
And the response of our poll was an almost unanimous no, with 89% believing Bakayoko – who Transfermarkt value at £36million – won’t be allowed another start this season.
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