Tiemoue Bakayoko made his Chelsea debut against Tottenham on Sunday and Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp revealed the 23-year-old is a midfield powerhouse.
Redknapp also revealed Bakayoko has got the power to pick the ball and run 40/50 yards, an ability former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic doesn’t have.
“I thought he did very well, considering he has not had a pre-season. It has been difficult because there have been so many comparisons and people talking about Nemanja Matic and the importance that he has to Chelsea,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“So, I am sure he was a bit nervous about that but I thought (on Sunday), he was very composed, he was powerful, completely different to Matic.
“Matic hasn’t got the power to pick the ball up in these areas and run 40/50 yards. He is a midfield powerhouse (Bakayoko). He worked extremely hard for his team (on Sunday).
“I think Chelsea have got a good player here. Make no mistake about it. 23 years of age and I think in a few years to come, he will only get better.”