BAKAYOKO WILL SUIT CONTE’S CHELSEA, SAYS FORMER CHELSEA MIDFIELDER

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Chelsea are expected to announce the signing of Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayako and former Blues midfielder Craig Burley, believes the 22-year-old midfielder has all the attributes to thrive in the Premier League.

Burley believes Bakayako will shine in Chelsea’s midfield under Antonio Conte next season.

“Well last summer all the talk was Fabinho, who still has talk of his transfer being imminent doing the rounds,” Burley said on ESPN FC.

“But Bakayoko was one of those in there in the middle of the park who did impress as the season went on.

“Again we go back to all the attributes, he’s young, he’s physical.

“He’s aggressive in the challenge, he gets around the field, he’s tidy on the ball, he’s got energy to burn.

“That’s what your modern midfielder in the Premier League has to have or is better to have and he’s got that in abundance.

“He’s perfect for Conte’s style and I think this will happen.

“I think Bakayoko looks like he’s coming into Chelsea.”

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