Chelsea will be without midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko for this week’s Champions League showdown with Barcelona – and the club’s supporters are actually celebrating the news.
The Blues looked to have pulled off a coup in the summer when they managed to sign Bakayoko from Monaco for a fee in the region of £40 million, but the Frenchman is yet to really live up to his big billing.
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In fact, the 23-year-old has really struggled since arriving in England, and hasn’t been seen since he was sent off in the recent 4-1 defeat away to Watford.
Manager Antonio Conte confirmed the midfielder was struggling for fitness over the weekend, and he missed Friday’s 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup.
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