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Brother insists Bakayoko Chelsea mad growing up

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has been joined by one of his brothers in London.

Speaking with The Sun, younger brother Namory, 19, admits Tiemoue always wanted to play for Chelsea ever since seeing Didier Drogba star at Stamford Bridge.

He said: “He always watched Chelsea games on TV because they were his favourite team and always spoke about wanting to play for them.

“Because our heritage is from the Ivory Coast, he loved seeing Drogba too." Namory says his brother is settling in but has refrained from driving for the time being.

He said: “Tiemoue is learning English and enjoying the food but told me he isn't allowing himself to drive because he thinks it's too crazy driving on the left! But he'll get round to it.

“Our eldest brother Abdou is in London with him and the rest of us go over whenever we want as Paris isn't too far away.

“Already he's making friends, which doesn't surprise me because he smiles a lot and is never sad. He enjoys life and is authentic."

And his impressions of Chelsea and the Premier League? His brother laughed: “He loves the stadiums and says the atmosphere is incredible because England is the true home of football.

“When he was at Monaco, the stadiums were rarely full but so far he's played in front of a full house every match."

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