Pundit has dig at Chelsea striker Batshuayi

Despite having a Premier League winners’ medal, Michy Batshuayi has not had the most successful time at Chelsea so far.

The Belgian arrived at Stamford Bridge from Marseille last year for a £30m+ figure, but he has struggled to make an impact.

Manager Antonio Conte played the striker 20 times in the Premier League, but only included the 24-year-old in the starting lineup once, which was after the team had secured the title.

Following the summer acquisition of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, it became clear that Batshuayi would not be promoted to a regular spot.

This season, the striker has featured six times in all competitions, scoring five goals – in the Carabao Cup and Champions League.

The fans have been frustrated with Batshuayi’s displays in the top flight, and they are not the only ones, with former Premier League player Jamie Redknapp criticising the forward.

The ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has claimed that 20-year-old Tammy Abraham, who is currently on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea, could easily replace Batshuayi.

The football pundit wrote for the Daily Mail:

“If you put Tammy Abraham into Chelsea’s team now in place of Michy Batshuayi, I don’t think he would do any worse but Swansea is the best place for him right now.”