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New £40m Chelsea signing Bakayoko watches new teammates thrash Fulham 8-2

Date Posted,July 15, 2017

Tiemoue Bakayoko has celebrated signing for Chelsea by watching his new teammates thrash Fulham.

Midfielder Bakayoko signed a five year deal at Stamford Bridge following his £40m switch from Monaco on Saturday.

The 22-year-old helped Les Rouges et Blancs to win Ligue 1 and the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

Bakayoko would beef up Conte’s midfield stocks, though his debut may have to wait until September after knee surgery in the off-season, which held up the move somewhat.

Bakayoko said: “I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood.

COBHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea watches from the stand during a friendly match between Chelsea and Fulham at Chelsea Training Ground on July 15, 2017 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) (Image: Darren Walsh)
Michy Batshuayi and Willian were both amongst the goals for Chelsea (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

“I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates.”

But hours after completing the move he was sitting watching the Blues cruise to an 8-2 demolition of the Cottagers.

Antonio Conte picked an almost first-choice XI for the behind closed doors friendly at the Cobham training ground.

Bakayoko in action for Monaco (Image: AFP)

Brazilian winger Willian scored a first half hat-trick, with Michy Batshuayi bagging a brace to hand the Blues a 5-0 lead at the break.

Wantaway striker Loic Remy scored twice before Cesar Azpilicueta completed the rout from the spot.

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