Blues legend explains how summer addition will make Chelsea star even stronger
The pair play for club and country together (Picture: Getty)

Claude Makelele believes playing Tiemoue Bakayoko alongside N’Golo Kante will make Chelsea much stronger and praised the duo for their quality.

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The former Blues star worked with Bakayoko at Monaco and believes he will prove to be a valuable addition – not least for his ability to bring the best out of his new central midfield partner.

Bakayoko claimed when he first met Swansea assistant manager Makelele he ‘wasn’t a very good player’ but he has since become one of the most exciting midfielders in Europe.


Makelele is a big fan of the duo (Picture: Getty )

Bakayoko has improved dramatically since first meeting Makelele (Picture: AFP/Getty)

And Makelele expects Bakayoko to thrive alongside Kante at Stamford Bridge.

‘I met him [Bakayoko] when I was working in Monaco and I pushed him to make that position his own,’ Makelele told the Standard. ‘He defends with such quality now.

‘[Kante and Bakayoko] are so much stronger together.

‘Kante runs a lot, Bakayoko is more of a dribbler, he’s more clever and powerful in possession.

‘He [Kante] enjoys the job. He plays for his team-mates. He’s not selfish. Every manager in the world wants a player like that in his team.

‘He produces the quality with his plays and his runs but that’s not all, he does the defensive work too.

‘He has got everything a complete midfielder has. He is the perfect fit for the system Conte has put on the pitch.’

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