Slowly but surely, Tiemoue Bakayoko is beginning to rediscover his form and confidence following his nightmare debut season with Chelsea.
The French midfielder, who joined the Blues in a £40 million move from AC Milan in the summer of 2017, is currently on loan at Italian giants AC Milan.
His first couple of months at the San Siro were inauspicious to say the least. Following one performance against Olympiakos in the Europa League, one Italian newspaper described him as a “disaster”.
Another said of the holding midfielder: “He leaves the impression that the ball is burning when he has it.”
Most Milan fans, meanwhile, had already lost faith in Bakayoko by this point.
However, to his credit, the Frenchman has turned his situation around following a series of improved performances.
Bakayoko was Milan’s best player against Italian champions Juventus earlier this month and then caught the eye again against Lazio last weekend.
An ever-growing number of Milan fans have seen Bakayoko at his best and now want him to stay at the San Siro on a permanent basis.
However, one Chelsea fan rang up talkSPORT this week to complain about Bakayoko’s performances.
The supporter in question embarrassed himself on national radio because, get this, he thought Bakayoko was still playing for the Blues this season.
Here’s how the hilariously awkward conversation went…
Jason Cundy: “You want to play Moses instead of Kante?”
Chelsea fan: “No, play them two together in midfield - I feel like Bakayoko hasn’t done a good job.”
Jason Cundy: “Bakayoko?”
Chelsea fan: “Yeah!”
Jason Cundy: “He’s not at Chelsea anymore.”
Chelsea fan: “Bakayoko’s left us?”
Jason Cundy: “Yeah. He’s in Italy”
Chelsea fan: “I didn’t realise he’d gone to be honest…”
Listen to the conversation here…
Dear oh dear. If there was an award for most clueless fan of the season, this lad would win hands down.
How can you be a Chelsea fan and not know that Bakayoko is currently plying his trade with AC Milan?
Not only that, but he was convinced Bakayoko had been playing for Chelsea this season.
Here’s how football fans have been reacting to the bizarre phone call…