‘We apologise’ – Chelsea fans send message to Man United after midfielder’s horror show

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s Chelsea career hit a new low after the midfielder was sent off in the first half in last week’s 4-1 defeat to Watford.

The French international, who was signed from Monaco for £40 million in the summer, was shown a second yellow card after 30 minutes for a foul on Richarlison.

It was his second booking in the space of five minutes after he hauled down Etienne Capoue before his red card offence.

His performance prior to the sending off was below par, with sloppy passing almost gifting Watford the opportunity to open the scoring on several occasions.

But there was no doubt that the numerical disadvantage played a key role in Chelsea’s eventual defeat.

Bakayoko was signed in the summer as a replacement for Nemanja Matic, who moved to Manchester United for a fee of around £40 million.

The 28-year-old defensive midfielder re-joined manager Jose Mourinho, who brought him back to Chelsea from Benfica in January 2014.

At the time, Blues fans were delighted with Bakayoko’s pedigree and were confident in his ability to fill Matic’s shoes, with the 23-year-old Frenchman a mainstay in Monaco’s title-winning season and impressive showings in the Champions League.

But since making his debut against Tottenham in August, the midfielder has struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League, with his performances failing to match those of last season in Ligue 1.

And after his horrow show at Vicarage Road, some Chelsea fans took to social media to question whether Bakayoko was an upgrade on Matic in the first place.

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