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Ian Wright: What confuses me about Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko

Ian Wright has admitted that he still doesn’t know what is Tiemoue Bakayoko’s best position in the Chelsea team.

The France midfielder moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the summer transfer window.

Bakayoko’s arrival prompted Nemanja Matic’s surprise departure to Chelsea’s title rivals Manchester United back in August.

However, the 23-year-old hasn’t been able to replicate Matic’s high performance level in a holding midfield role.

Antonio Conte has utilised Bakayoko as a box-to-box midfielder and allowed the powerful Frenchman to break from midfield to support his attack.

However, the summer signing likes the technical ability of Cesc Fabregas to thread passes through to the Chelsea attackers.

Former Arsenal striker Wright has admitted that he is still confused about Bakayoko’s best position in the Blues team.

“I don’t know what Bakayoko is,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I don’t know what he is doing any more than if you play Fabregas further forward or Drinkwater further back.

“He doesn’t look like a midfielder that would break in and score like Alli and Lampard.”

Chelsea were 3-1 winners against promoted side Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Tuesday night to make a swift return to winning ways.

Bakayoko broke the deadlock in Chelsea’s 3-1 win at the Terries to make amends for a poor performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 loss at West Ham last weekend.

The west London side are looking to win their third Premier League title in four seasons.

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