Tiemoue Bakayoko sets his Chelsea target for the season

Tiemout Bakayoko insists that he would rather win the Champions League than Premier League this season

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Tiemoue Bakayoko signed for Chelsea this summer Photo: Tiemoue Bakayoko / Instagram

Tiemoue Bakayoko has insisted that he would rather win the Champions League ahead of the Premier League trophy with Chelsea this season.

The Blues have won the Premier League for two of the last three seasons as they triumphed in Antonio Conte’s first campaign in charge last term.

Bakayoko signed for Chelsea from Monaco in the summer transfer window and he will be hoping to enjoy a trophy-laden spell at Stamford Bridge.

However, the 23-year-old says that he would much rather win the Champions League trophy with the Blues this season because he feels that it is the most difficult competition to win.

Bakayoko is quoted as saying by Metro: “I would choose the Champions League because it is an exceptionally difficult competition. It’s not easy to win, so you should always grasp the chance to win it.

“For the Premier League, you always have the opportunity to win when you play for a club like Chelsea. So, if I have to choose between the two, it would be the Champions League.

“The Champions League has a different feeling to it, compared to other competitions. It is the number one competition in the world.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the Champions League and win it.”

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will be able to win their second Champions League title this season. The Blues last won the competition back in 2012.

Chelsea return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch showdown with local rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners have gotten the better of the Blues in their most recent two outings in the FA Cup and Community Shield.

However, Chelsea won 3-1 when they last met Arsenal in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge last season.

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