Bakayoko was largely anonymous once again yesterday during Chelsea’s goalless draw against Leicester.

Although the midfielder has had a regular run in the first XI this term, he has failed to show why Antonio Conte splashed almost £40million on him last summer to bring him over from Monaco.

Antonio Conte has provided competition for Bakayoko by signing Ross Barkley for £15m this month.

Lampard has some underlying concerns about Bakayoko and he has urged the Frenchman to buck up his ideas.

“He’s a bit slow at times – he sticks a leg out,” Lampard told BBC’s Match of the Day.

“He has to switch on and show a reaction.

“You can have a bye when moving from another league.

“We’re in January now and he needs to starting picking it up.

“I think he might be struggling and I think it’s a confidence issue.”

Chelsea, who are third in the Premier League table, take on Norwich next in an FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday (7.45pm).

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