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Chelsea fans can't believe what Ian Wright said about Tiemoue Bakayoko

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Retired Arsenal striker Ian Wright has invoked the wrath of Chelsea fans with his bizarre take on summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The former Monaco midfielder joined the Blues in a £39.7m deal, replacing Nemanja Matic who was duly sold to rivals Manchester United.

Bakayoko, 23, was injured at the start of the season but is beginning to make his mark in Antonio Conte's side.

The talented young Frenchman played a starring role in midfield alongside the returning N'Golo Kante as Chelsea beat Jose Mourinho's Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday.

His darting run into the box dragged Chris Smalling away from Morata, allowing the Spanish striker to head in the winner.

One man who was not impressed by Bakayoko was Ian Wright.

The BBC pundit wants to see "a lot more from him" and also named the two players he believed should be in the Chelsea XI ahead of him.

However, many fans noticed that the two attacking players Wright mentioned don't actually play in a similar position to Bakayoko.

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“Just a quick one on Bakayoko, because I have to get it out otherwise I’ll forget,” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 Live. “I’m not having him yet, I’m sorry.

“I can’t understand how he can get in the team before Willian and Pedro at the moment, especially when he played further forward.

“I need to see a lot more from him, that’s all I’m saying.”

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Wrighty might as well be wondering why Marcos Alonso is playing whilst £35m man Danny Drinkwater sits on the bench.

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Chelsea fans were keen to jump on Wright's strange opinion on the 23-year-old.

Another man who is also yet to be convinced by Bakayoko is former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins.

“Chalobah went for £6m," Wilkins told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I can’t quite see that at £6m.

“I don’t really see the differential between Bakayoko at £40m and Chalobah at six. I can’t see £34m difference between the two guys.

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“Chalobah just comes back from the Under-21 European Championships and all of a sudden he is bombed out for £6m.

“£34m comes in and we sell the best holding midfield player [Matic] in the country to one of our biggest rivals.

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