Chelsea have had a good season under Mauro Sarri in all honesty, with a Europa League and Champions League qualification to show for the Italian’s efforts.
However, things are changing at the Bridge once again, as Sarri looks set to make his move away from the club to Juventus, while Chelsea have also just allowed Eden Hazard to seal a move to Real Madrid.
And while things are looking bleak for the club in terms of their transfer ban, we here in the Tavern feel that the return of Tiemoue Bakayoko might well prove to be an ace in the pack for the club.
Bakayoko was of course a flop during his initial spell with the Blues, but he has stated his desire this weekend to return to Chelsea and try and prove himself in the Premier League.
The former Monaco man was back to something near his best for AC Milan last season, when he was given regular football and put in some combative displays in the middle of the park, averaging a total of 2.3 tackles per game, while also boasting an impressive pass completion percentage of just shy of 90%.
With Chelsea needing to get everyone on board as they look ahead to next season, getting a fully fit and raring to go Bakayoko back in the squad could well be an ideal solution for whoever the next Chelsea manager might be.
Bakayoko is not a bad player by any means, he’s just had a tough time of things since moving to London. You don’t simply lose your talent over night, and if Chelsea can harness his ability and fit him into a system which suits, then he might well flourish.
Monaco saw the best of Bakayoko just a few seasons ago, and with a gaping hole in the middle of the park owing to Mateo Kovacic’s loan spell ending, the French midfielder might just seize his chance.
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