Chelsea have hit their stride this season after a shaky opening day to the season saw Burnley shock them at Stamford Bridge.
Since then though, big wins have followed over the likes of Spurs, while their Champions League campaign got off to the best start possible with a hammering of Qarabag, while they also comfortably saw off Nottingham Forest in the League Cup this week.
Our landlord has been impressed by the Blues’ form and thinks that they could well be on course to retain their title as long as they can keep up with both City and United at the top.
One man he thinks can influence the title race though and get results for Chelsea is new signing and powerful midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The former Monaco man has looked impressive when given the chance for Chelsea so far, and despite his limited minutes he has managed to make an impact and has already got his first goal for his new club.
Much was made in the summer when the Blues sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, but in Bakayoko they look to have got themselves not just a replacement, but a potential upgrade.
Bakayoko’s aggressive style of play and powerful running give him the potential to be one of the most dominant central midfielders in the Premier League, and alongside Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante, Chelsea could dominate the middle of the park.
Antonio Conte should seriously consider getting Bakayoko into his starting lineup sooner rather than later if he wants to keep on the coattails of the top two.
Chelsea fans, what do you think to Bakayoko? Should he be in the team? Let us know your thoughts!
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