Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko fulfils promise he made to fans earlier this month

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There's already been a lot of talk surrounding Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea this season. 

After nine Premier League games, the Blues sit fourth in the table and are already nine points behind leaders Manchester City. 

They are still alive in the Carabao Cup after a midweek victory against Everton and the London club are also top of their Champions League group - but their start has been far from ideal. 

They've already been beaten in three of their nine league games, losing to Burnley, Manchester City and Crystal Palace. 

And injuries haven't helped Chelsea either. They've already seen defenders, midfielders and strikers sidelined since August, adding to the pressure on Conte. 

A lot was made about the "lack" of signings the club made over last summer, despite the Blues securing the likes of Alvaro Morata, Danny Drinkwater and Antonio Rudiger. 

Fans have already warmed to these three, especially after Wednesday's win against the Toffees that saw all three featured. 

The most popular of Chelsea's summer signings though may have been Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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The French midfielder joined for just under £40 million after a strong season with AS Monaco in 2016/17. 

And a couple of weeks ago, the 23-year-old made Blues fans a promise relating to his first Premier League goal. 

Earlier in October, he said he would dye his hair blue once he finds the net in England's top division. 

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"As soon as I score a goal I will change the colour of my hair," he said, per Goal. "Possibly to blue. I like changing the colour of my hair from time to time." 

Coincidentally, he scored just days after making that comment, in the 2-1 defeat to Palace. 

Being a man of his word, Bakayoko has been seen sporting his new style - with hair as blue as Chelsea's kit. 


It may have taken a few weeks for the Frenchman to dye it, but it's certainly worth the wait for Chelsea fans, who will love his clearly visible commitment to the club. 

Check out his new hair below. 

Now he's off the mark in the league, fans will also be hoping he can score some more goals, starting on Saturday when Conte's side travel to Bournemouth. 

If the Blues do secure three more points, pressure on the manager will be further lifted and Chelsea will still be in touch with the other clubs fighting at the top of the league. 

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