Antonio Conte has urged Tiemoue Bakayoko to improve when in possession following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday.
Goals from Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante sealed victory for the Premier League champions, although Jamie Vardy’s penalty set up a tense finish at the King Power Stadium.
Bakayoko started his second game in midfield alongside Kante and Cesc Fabregas and provided an excellent physical presence in Chelsea’s engine room.
Conte has praised the France international’s physicality but believes he now must make improvements with the ball.
‘I think Bakayoko is improving his physical condition and starting to understand our style of football,’ said Conte.
Bakayoko started his second league game for Chelsea. (EPA)
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‘Without the ball he is very strong, in this game he helped us a lot.
‘He is a young player and a good signing for us. He has a lot of space to improve.
‘Now he has to improve with the ball.’