Bakayoko was born in Paris but it was only last month that he finally committed to playing for France over Ivory Coast. Growing up, he followed the Premier League club for which the Ivorian legend Drogba played.
“I would make a point of watching their games and I had this club close to my heart growing up, so I’m really happy to be wearing their shirt. I made the choice to come to Chelsea a lot because of the coach and after speaking to him. And I spoke to the people around me and my family. It seemed like the best opportunity.”