Thierry Henry sends message to Chelsea boss about Tiemoue Bakayoko

Thierry Henry feels that Tiemoue Bakayoko should have started for Arsenal against Chelsea on Sunday

thierry henry
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Screengrab

Thierry Henry has told Antonio Conte that he made a big mistake by not starting Tiemoue Bakayoko in Chelsea’s goalless draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

The Chelsea boss opted to pair Cesc Fabregas with N’Golo Kante in central midfield for the west London side against the Gunners, but the pair struggled against Arsene Wenger’s men.

Bakayoko was left on the bench before being called upon in the second half of the stalemate at Stamford Bridge.

And former Arsenal striker Henry feels that Conte made an error by not starting Bakayoko against the north London side.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Henry said: “I think they [Chelsea] got it wrong [against Arsenal].

“Tiemoue Bakayoko should have started. Cesc Fabregas should have played higher and Bakayoko alongside N’Golo Kante.”

Arsenal had the ball in the back of the net in the second half thanks to Shkodran Mustafi’s header, but it was rightly ruled out for offside.

Chelsea will aim to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium next weekend.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are next in Premier League action when they take on West Brom at The Emirates in Monday Night Football next week.

The Gunners are aiming to finish in the top four at least this season after they ended up in fifth place last term.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Biography
Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Biography
Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature