Tiemoue Bakayoko had a good season with Monaco in France last year, as he helped the French club win the League One and also played a huge role in taking them to the Champions League semifinal.
The Frenchman joined Chelsea last summer from Monaco, and just after his first season in England, he has noted some big differences between the game in France and England.
“I think it’s clearly superior in England,” he stated. “It’s more intense, the difficulty level is higher, there is no time to rest or drop the ball for one game, that’s clear and it becomes clearer with every game I play for Chelsea. It’s also really exciting and there is really no comparison.
“Here I’d say it’s the intensity, when you get the ball the time between defence and attack is so fast, the ball just flies backwards and forwards, and that’s something unique to here whereas in France you have more time to build up your attacks, something you don’t have here.”