Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed today that he was impressed with Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performance in Thursday’s 2-1 win over Burnley.

Asked about Bakayoko’s performance against Burnley, Conte said: “It’s the same as Emerson. We are talking about a young player. This season, I think, he struggled a lot but yesterday he played very well, with great focus and great concentration and good quality.

“Maybe when we play with three midfielders, it’s better for him because he has the possibility to attack the box. To fill the box. And, yesterday, don’t forget Pedro’s performance.

“It was his first time playing as a midfielder, and he played very well and showed that he can play in this role with great quality, with great stamina. So I was very pleased with the whole team. I saw team spirit. This is very important when we try and finish this season in the best possible way.”

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