Why Tiemoue Bakayoko is the best in his Chelsea role – Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry has bore his mind on Chelsea’s summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko following his performance in the wins over Tottenham and Everton.

The French international moved to Stamford Bridge this summer after Antonio Conte was impressed with his stunning display for Monaco last season where he won the French Ligue 1 and got to the semi-final of the Champions League.

He couldn’t play in Chelsea’s opening league game against Burnley due to the knee injury he just recovered from but was pushed into the team for the Tottenham’s match for his first stint in a Blues shirt after Cesc Fabregas was suspended for the game.

Bakayoko made his league debut at Wembley playing the entire game despite not match fit and was introduced in the second half in the 2-0 win over Everton on Sunday.

And after watching the 23-year-old play, Henry appreciates the qualities he posses and believes that he is not just good on the ball but off it as well.

“He showed [that he sees the midfield picture] he does with Monaco last year,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“Playing in Champions League in big games away from home helped him understand what was going to happen today.

“He is good on the ball. Is he Bernardo Silva on the ball? Maybe not. But he’s good on the ball.”

Conte has also brought in Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Morata and Willy Caballero this summer but he is still on the lookout to sign more players as the transfer window draws to a close.


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