Chelsea moved to within a point of league leaders Manchester United on Saturday after a hard fought 2-1 victory away to former champions Leicester City.
Antonio Conte’s men put in a fine performance to pick up all three points at a tough destination, going two goals up thanks to Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante before Jamie Vardy pulled one back from the penalty spot.
After opening day defeat to Burnley, the Blues have now won their last three matches and look in excellent form ahead of a busy schedule of European and domestic football.
A pleasing aspect of their early showings for supporters has been the performances of their new summer signings with the likes of Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko fitting into the team perfectly.
Indeed, Bakayoko again drew plaudits from fans after his display on Saturday, putting in a dominant off the ball midfield performance. It’s left some supporters already thinking that he’s an upgrade on former favourite Nemanja Matic.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— ♛ King Bakayoko ♛ (@KingBakayoko) September 9, 2017
Fabregas, Bakayoko and Kante were the perfect midfield today. Would start the same team against Arsenal but replace Pedro with Hazard. #cfc
— Cfc98 (@ChelseaViews98) September 9, 2017
— W👑 (@DeadlyWillian) September 9, 2017
That man bakayoko will be our player of the year. The man is a machine and he isn't even upto speed yet. #CFC
— Daniel Michael Gray (@dgray267) September 9, 2017
For everyone still wondering why Matic was sold. Please watch Bakayoko's performance from today. Beast #CFC
— MVTTHXW (@FxrceMxjeure) September 9, 2017
Bakayoko's recovery and interception is almost as good as Kantè's. Can't wait for Drinkwater to join the party. #CFC
— Throne of Veterans (@sayfaldin) September 9, 2017
Tiemoue Bakayoko was brilliant!!!!!! And Antonio Rudiger that boy will keep Gary Cahill on red card vacation #CFC
— AlwaysHazard (@Lockdown_Hazard) September 9, 2017
Bakayoko is immense, different class to Matic, and still a kid #CFC
— London Raider (@LondonRaider) September 9, 2017
I wont disrespect Matic like some on here; but on the evidence so far Bakayoko is an upgrade on him. Thought he was phenomenal #cfc
— Tom Simpson (@DasherTS) September 9, 2017