Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks has hit out at Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko over the focus on his hair.

The Chelsea midfielder, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Monaco over the summer, dyed his hair blue for the 1-0 win at Bournemouth over the weekend, and Crooks is far from happy with his hairstyle.

“I just wish the Chelsea captain would tell Tiemoue Bakayoko to come to work suitably turned out,” Crooks wrote in his BBC Sport team of the week.

“The time and effort it must take the Frenchman to manicure and dye his hair – it was blue this week, and I dread to think what colour it will be next week – could be far better spent either on the training pitch or perfecting his English.

“The great Ruud Gullit said he spent most of the time sleeping off double training sessions and had no time for niceties when he was a player.

“That is clearly not the case for Bakayoko, who clearly has too much time on his hands and dye in his hair. And Azpilicueta should tell him so.”