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Chelsea fans rejoice as Antonio Conte confirms Tiemoue Bakayoko is not ready for Barcelona clash

Antonio Conte confirmed that Tiemoue Bakayoko will not feature against Barcelona and Chelsea fans breathed a collective sigh of relief.

The Blues stormed through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 4-0 victory over Hull on Friday night and an injury meant Bakayoko missed the Stamford Bridge clash. Bakayoko completed a £40million move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window with a stellar reputation from Monaco but the midfielder has had a miserable debut campaign in England.

 

The Frenchman was sent off in the side’s 4-1 defeat at Watford earlier this month and subsequently booed off by Chelsea’s away support at Vicarage Road. As well as the victory over Hull, Bakayoko played no part in Chelsea’s 3-0 win at home to West Brom on Monday night – coincidence?

Asked if Marcos Alonso and Bakayoko will be fit to face Barcelona, Conte responded: ‘Yes. He [Alonso] will be fit. ‘I don’t think Bakayoko is available for the game against Barcelona. Alonso is ready to play.

Source: Metro Uk

Written by Abel Udoekene

Abel Udoekene jnr is a fisherman by day, a blogger by night, a Social Media strategist, Writer, Children Ambassador, COO at Inspiration Africa.

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