Chelsea fans were jubilant after beating Tottenham Hotspur and seeing their side get their first three points of the season, and after a terrible start to the season for the defending champions, they managed to get all the points – despite a Tottenham Hotspur equaliser to boot.
The Blues had one hero for the day – wing back Marcus Alonso – who scored twice and was their Man of the Match. However, Chelsea fans were looking at one other player to praise as well – new midfielder Bakayoko – who was half fit after having surgery and had to play a full 90 minutes.
According to them, he shone and showed just why they were willing to allow Nemanja Matic to leave for Manchester United. In fact, the majority of them were happy about that – and were wondering just what their upgraded version could do if he was fully fit and acclimatised to the Premier League.
The best of Twitter
I'm sorry but bakayoko is an animal! To play 90 mins after surgery yes was a bit rusty but him and Kante played banging together
— 50 Shades Of Blue (@browney2584) August 20, 2017
Alonso, Luiz, Kante, Bakayoko were all elite today.
— _umarc (@UmarChhima) August 20, 2017
Nemanja Matic looking at N'Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko like pic.twitter.com/0NHkyPiOg3
— Simon 🇩🇰🇩🇰 (@honestlysimon) August 20, 2017
Bakayoko decent and unfit
— 'Mipọ Ṣo (@__mipo) August 20, 2017
Mehn Bakayoko isnt even fit and he finished 90mins with immense athleticism. The dude is a monster
— David-Clay (@_Clay10) August 20, 2017
Bakayoko > The lanky Serbian Snake
— Yann (@yann187) August 20, 2017
Really impressed with bakayoko. Not fully fit but still played really well.
— ashutosh chakraborty (@bloys11) August 20, 2017
We have the quality and winning mentality, and just wait until we have bakayoko at 100%, and hazard back.
— JT (@BlueAmerican26) August 20, 2017
Bakayoko. What a player we got
— Jurgen Makinde (@jafar_marques) August 20, 2017
You know what. Fair play to Morata & Bakayoko. A first proper game against spurs is not easy and they put a shift in.
— Tye. (@Tye_howitt) August 20, 2017
bakayoko was way than matic
— Macquire kabwita (@Dexridaz) August 20, 2017