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Chelsea Fans Are Actually Celebrating the Fact Tiémoué Bakayoko is Injured

Chelsea Fans Are Actually Celebrating the Fact Tiémoué Bakayoko is Injured

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.

Despite a relative lack of options in the middle of the pitch, there’s plenty of Chelsea supporters who are actually pretty happy that their new signing won’t be facing Messi and co:

Seems slightly harsh, eh?

Struggling to adapt to new surroundings can be quite common in big-money transfers, so should Chelsea fans perhaps give Bakayoko a bit more time before slaughtering him like this?

What do you think?

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