Tiemoue Bakayoko says he is not scared of the increase in competition for places at Chelsea if Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater arrives.
But Bakayoko, a summer arrival from Monaco, says the England international’s addition would be positive for both Antonio Conte’s team and even himself.
“I’m not afraid of any player,” the France international told SFR Sport. “You can’t start out being defeatist. You need competition in every team. It can only make you improve.
“There weren’t a lot of us in midfield for all the competitions that we have. We needed another midfielder to reinforce the team, so it’s a very good thing he joins us.”