Tiémoué Bakayoko: ‘To follow in Makelele’s footsteps is a real motivation’

The midfielder arrived at Chelsea after a sensational title-winning season with Monaco but has had a few bumps along the road before becoming a Premier League star and France international

Thursday afternoon in sleepy Surrey and Tiémoué Bakayoko, sporting that shock of peroxide blond hair, is returning to his roots. The conversation has lingered on an insistence on wearing the No14 shirt both with Monaco and, since August, at Chelsea, with the justification taking him back to the crammed corner of Paris spanning Montparnasse, just inside the southern stretch of the Péripherique ring-road, which made him the man he is today.

Related: Chelsea handed major chance to make up lost ground in gentler October

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The midfielder arrived at Chelsea after a sensational title-winning season with Monaco but has had a few bumps along the road before becoming a Premier League star and France internationalThursday afternoon in sleepy Surrey and Tiémoué Bakayoko, sporting that shock of peroxide blond hair, is returning to his roots. The conversation has lingered on an insistence on wearing the No14 shirt both with Monaco and, since August, at Chelsea, with the justification taking him back to the crammed corner of Paris spanning Montparnasse, just inside the southern stretch of the Péripherique ring-road, which made him the man he is today. Related: Chelsea handed major chance to make up lost ground in gentler October Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/13/tiemoue-bakayoko-chelsea-claude-makelele-interview

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