Frank Lampard is ready to axe two of Chelsea’s big-money flops after they failed to impress him during pre-season, at least that’s according to the Daily Mail.
They report that the Chelsea boss has seen enough of Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the club’s tour of Japan to warrant their departures this summer.
Bakayoko joined the club the very same year for £40m but after a disappointing debut season in West London, he was sent out on a season-long loan to AC Milan. The 24-year-old has played 43 times for Chelsea and is even more likely to be culled with Lampard limited to just 17 overseas players under Premier League squad registration rules.
A number of the Stamford Bridge faithful took to social media to share their thoughts on the potential departures with the overriding feeling being that of joy.
One supporter said Bakayoko was one of the worst players the club have had since Roman Abramovich took charge of the club in 2003, claiming the defensive midfielder was stealing a living as he is terrible at passing, has a terrible first touch and can’t even read the game.
Others said they had high hopes and that they’ve been let down whilst one fan compared the two failures to Virgil van Dijk, who cost the same amount at £75m and has gone on to be a Ballon d’Or contender.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Been saying it since before he joined Milan. Bakayoko is one of the worst players we've had during the Abramovich era. Terrible at passing, terrible first touch and can't read the game at all. Not great attributes for someone who gets paid to play football. Stealing a living.
— . (@Hutchins14O4) July 29, 2019
I don’t mind them being sold on credit basis.
In fact, any club willing to pay for Bakayoko in installments can have him.
I wish him all the best in future.
— Unekwuojo ???????? (@iamMista_jay) July 29, 2019
— Lebogang Villa (@Lebogangvilla) July 29, 2019
Casual reminder that we spent £75 million combined on these two dismal failures, which is how much van Dijk cost.
— Ce?es (@yasutaeko) July 29, 2019
No surprise at all. I expected better from Bakayoko since his arrival but my god was I wrong.
— B.A.M (@sl4sh0vus) July 29, 2019
Can they leave tonight??
— Al-TOX (@TOXARAB) July 29, 2019
Will be glad to see them leave
— M®°°Rebirth (@harbierebirth) July 29, 2019
Can we at least sell Drinkwater and Bakayoko and move on?
— ? (@Ambivertti) July 30, 2019
Selling Bakayoko and Drinkwater is better Dan signing Messi
— Anane_isaac (@kwa_bena_Exit) July 30, 2019
#chelseafc Bakayoko and Drinkwater out;they are incompetent.
— Halifa makoda (@halifa_makoda) July 29, 2019