Chelsea Star Tiemoue Bakayoko Involved in Car Crash Driving Home From Training

Kavan Flavius
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​New Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was involved in a car crash as he was making his way from training on Thursday.

​The Sun are reporting that the Frenchman was driving along  Blundel Lane near the Blues' Cobham facilities around 3:30pm on Thursday when the incident took place. He was said to be driving towards  Oxshott, Surrey, and no one else was involved.

Police were called to the scene of the crash, but it remains unclear whether or not the player suffered any injuries.


Bakayoko joined Chelsea from French champions AS Monaco during the summer after a long drawn-out chase. Having emerged as one of Antonio Conte's chief targets, the midfielder was brought in at a cost of £40m, with Manchester United also thought to be keen on his capture.



The 23-year-old scored his first goal for the Blues in the recent 6-0 demolition of Qarabag in the Champions League, and started for them in the 5-1 win against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.


Update: Club sources have told the press that Bakayoko only suffered minor injuries and is still expected to be part of Antonio Conte's squad on the weekend when the Blues take on Stoke.

The Italian will provide further updates on the player's condition in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

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