The former Monaco attacker is thought to be facing a battle to make the France squad for the 2018 World Cup, but Bakayoko has claimed that he is 'just as good' as the players currently ahead of him in the pecking order, including Kante.
"I am disappointed. I believe in this World Cup, it remains my goal. I play in a big club, I think it can play in my favour," Bakayoko told reporters.
"I think [Adrien] Rabiot, Kante, [Blaise] Matuidi, [Corentin] Tolisso are no better than me. I respect the choices of the coach and I also respect the selected players, they are talented, they are friends. I am proud that they are selected, I would like to be with them. But I'm not worse than them."
Bakayoko has scored twice and provided three assists in 15 appearances for Chelsea this season.