Jamie Carragher slams Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performance in Chelsea FC’s 4-1 loss at Watford

The Liverpool legend slams Tiemoue Bakayoko's disastrous performance in Chelsea FC's 4-1 loss at Watford on Monday night

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Jamie Carragher has labelled Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performance in Chelsea FC’s 4-1 loss at Watford as one of the worst performances of the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The France international hasn’t convinced since his move to the defending champions from Ligue 1 title holders AS Monaco in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Bakayoko wasn’t helped by Chelsea FC’s decision to sell defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic in a £40m deal to their title rivals Manchester United back in August.

The 23-year-old’s poor back pass almost allowed Gerard Delofeu to break the deadlock at Vicarage Road to signal that the France midfielder was in for a torrid evening.

Bakayoko picked up a booking in the 25th minute for a reckless challenge on Etienne Capoue after the summer signing lost the ball in possession.

Five minutes later, the former Monaco star picked up his second yellow card for a late challenge on Richarlson to end an abysmal 30-minute performance.

Indeed, Bakayoko gave the ball away four times in a near fatal start to the Premier League game before Troy Deeney’s penalty allowed Watford to break the deadlock and seal a 4-1 win.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher slammed Bakayoko’s shocking performance on a humiliating night for Chelsea FC at their derby rivals.

“He was so poor,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“Those 30 minutes were one of the worst performances you’ll see from a player this season.

“He must have lost the ball eight or nine times in that half.”

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