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Tiemoue Bakayoko confirms Chelsea legend Claude Makelele played major role in his development

Tiemoue Bakayoko in his final moments as a Monaco player (Getty)

Chelsea can thank two club legends for Tiemoue Bakayoko’s development before the midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge.

The France international joined last week from Monaco in a £40million deal.

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He is expected to partner N’Golo Kante in the centre of midfield and Chelsea fans will be hoping they can forge an uncompromising partnership.

Following his move, Bakayoko has confirmed that Claude Makelele – arguably Chelsea’s greatest ever defensive midfielder – was highly influential in making him the player he is today.

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