With just 11 days to go until the new Premier League season gets underway, players are gearing themselves up for battle, particularly new signings.
One of those new arrivals to the top flight is Tiemoue Bakayoko, who recently joined Chelsea from Monaco in what the London Evening Standard claimed was a £40m deal.
The 22-year-old is expected to team up with N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park, but it is unclear when he will make his league debut.
Bakayoko arrived at the club with a knee problem after having an operation at the end of last season, and he is not yet fully fit.
Judging by his Twitter account, the defensive midfielder has Stamford Bridge in his sights.
The Frenchman tweeted a picture of himself gazing out onto the pitch, and wrote that he cannot wait to play his first game at the home of the champions.
— T.Bakayoko14 (@TimoeB08) July 30, 2017
Chelsea fans were quick to reply to the post, with many predicting that Bakayoko will be a dominant force in England’s elite.
Can't wait to see you dominate the PL 🔥🔥🔥
— 👑Bakayoko (@KingBakayoko) July 30, 2017
With matic leaving baka its time for you to show us chelsea fans what your about! We hope you can dominate the middle for years to come 🤙👊
— Adam merritt (@A_mezza) July 30, 2017
Can't wait to watch your combo with Kante. Get 💪💪 soon. #BakasBlue
— Red Rose (@Roseangel009) July 30, 2017
Welcome to Stamford Bridge Tiemoue. Success awaits! ⚽🏆
— Chelsea Presser (@ChelseaPresser) July 30, 2017
This guy loves my club asf…and for sure he's going to deliver!!!! #CFC! 💙💙💪💪💪💪💯✔️
— KPAKPANKOLO (@D_fynest) July 30, 2017
Nor can we baka 🔵⚪️more trophies as well hopefully 💙
— Morgan (@Morgan07491922) July 30, 2017
Bakayoko already a legend 🙏🏾
— AB (@AB_Spice) July 30, 2017
We'll be going loco we've got Bakayoko 🎼
— Carol Ann Wood (@CFCPinky) July 30, 2017