Chelsea lost their 100% record in the Champions League this season as they were held to a 3-3 draw by AS Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, and Blues fans weren’t impressed with Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performance.
With N’Golo Kante missing with a hamstring injury the Frenchman, Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz lined up in the middle of the park, but the former two especially struggled to grab a foothold on the game once Luiz was replaced because of injury in the 57th minute.
Bakayoko scored his first Premier League goal for the club in the defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday, but manager Antonio Conte explained after the clash against the Serie A giants on Wednesday that the 23-year-old has a niggling groin problem, which may explain his below-par showing at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on his performance via social media, and while some labelled him as a “headless chicken”, others said “he bring nothing”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
What is the purpose of bakayoko in this Chelsea team.. he brings nothing…all he does is jog.. time to keep it real #cfc
— Chelseafc storm (@chelseafc_storm) October 19, 2017
Morata looked a bit off. Fabregas a ghost. Bakayoko still lacking tactically. Luiz & Hazard looked good. Pedro decent when he came on. #CFC
— Lav (@ConteTactics) October 19, 2017
— Matthew (@MatthewBoll0150) October 18, 2017
— Paul Burrows (@PaulOwenBurrows) October 18, 2017
Who else noticed how poor Bakayoko was today #CFC
— Emmy? (@Emmyskillful) October 18, 2017
Fabregas and Bakayoko were terrible. #CFC
— Jojo (@jojocarlgreen) October 18, 2017
Fabregas and Bakayoko have been atrocious. I knew we'd miss Kante but our dependence on him is incredible #cfc
— Neil Parekh (@Neil_Parekh) October 18, 2017
Bakayoko looks more and more average after every game.
— MrBlueGuy (@ItsMrBlueGuy) October 19, 2017
Bakayoko was very poor headless chicken
— BoxingBrave (@BOXINGBRAVE) October 18, 2017