Pundit slams ‘disgraceful’ Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko

Chelsea managed to come from behind to claim a point against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta were among the standout performers in Antonio Conte’s side, but there was one man who failed to impress.

Tiemoue Bakayoko received criticism on social media for his failure to provide a stable presence in front of the defenders.

BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand was also disappointed with the midfielder’s display, and Conte indicated similar sentiments when he substituted the Frenchman in the 73rd minute.

Cesc Fabregas took his teammate’s place and the manager’s team alteration proved to be the right call as the Spaniard played a role in helping Chelsea to a 1-1 draw on away soil.

Mohamed Salah, who previously spent two years at Stamford Bridge, opened the scoring for the Reds, but Willian’s attempted cross ended up hitting the back of the net with five minutes left on the clock.

Ferdinand, who spent the majority of his career playing for Manchester United, was far from happy with Bakayoko’s contribution.

During BT Sport’s live broadcast, the former defender said:

“If I was Gary Cahill out there, I’d be screaming at Bakayoko. Defensively he’s been an absolute disgrace today.  He’s doing nothing. He’s letting people run off him and he’s leaving Gary Cahill isolated. They’re letting the ball be rolled into Salah every time the ball comes in from the right-hand side.”

Article title: Pundit slams ‘disgraceful’ Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko

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