A bumbling, overpriced French midfielder is the laughing stock of London today and, for once, it is not Moussa Sissoko.
It is fair to say Tiemoue Bakayoko has not made the impact Chelsea fans expected when their club paid £40 million to sign him from Monaco in the summer, allowing the classy and composed Nemanja Matic to go to Manchester United as a result.
The 23-year-old has been vilified in some quarters, not just for a lack of technique of first touch but for a tendency to make precisely the wrong decision at precisely the wrong time.
The future of manager Antonio Conte will dominate the headlines after Chelsea’s 4-1 battering at Watford on Monday night, but it must be remembered that the score was goalless until Bakayoko was sent off late in the first half for the most needless of second yellows.
It is not just Chelsea fans who have taken to social media to condemn his latest dismal display in English football, with Tottenham fans enjoying watching Bakayoko far more than their West London neighbours.
It is fair to say Spurs’ one-time £30 million club record signing Sissoko has not exactly lived up to his price-tag in 18 months as a Tottenham player. But it is telling that their fans would rather have him in their ranks than Bakayoko right now.
Sissoko > Bakayoko imo— Harry 日本国 (@HarrythfcGeorge) February 6, 2018
Bakayoko looks worse than Sissoko...I didn’t think that was humanly possible— Rob Simms (@robertsimms) February 6, 2018
Is it just possible Bakayoko’s 1st touch is worse than Sissoko’s— Mickeyblueyes1882 (@Mickeyblueyes14) February 6, 2018
Bakayoko makes Sissoko look good— Dele Harry (@dele_harry) February 5, 2018
They spent £40m on Bakayoko and he might actually be worse than Sissoko the man is not a footballer— MagicMauricio (@jakey_efff) February 5, 2018
Bakayoko is as bad at ball control as Sissoko. Must be an ‘oko’ thing.— Tottenham Grammar (@PhilYiddo) February 5, 2018
bakayoko might be the worst player in the league you know— BRADY A BITCH (@CalTHFC) February 5, 2018