Why Michy Batshuayi's is a man in danger
Chelsea reporter for Goal Nizaar Kinsella reckons Chelsea striker has to consider his options soon
Morata isn’t used to playing week-in, week-out and playing three games in seven days could have affected him physically after bit part roles at both Juventus and Real Madrid. He was a fringe player at his two previous clubs but he has already become a talisman at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard joined Willian up front as Morata left the field against Manchester City. This replicated Conte’s tactical plan of last season as when Diego Costa missed out he turned to Hazard as a false nine. After the game, Conte revealed why he made the decision to go for Willian and Hazard rather than using Batshuayi: "It was a simple tactical decision. This type of game I thought Willian with Hazard was a good decision, to try to exploit the space behind the defenders. It's a simple tactical decision."
Batshuayi wasn’t used against Bournemouth or Leicester City when Costa wasn’t available and the departing Blues striker was often preferred, even when he was in poor form. Morata is Chelsea's first choice striker up front, Hazard is number two and Batshuayi is a flat track bully that they might use against lesser opposition. It is a worry when a manager doesn’t take to a player after such a length of time and you have to question whether he is a Conte player.
Chelsea even tried to sign Fernando Llorente for £15 million in the summer before he chose to move to Tottenham Hotspur instead - which gives us further reason to be doubful about Batshuayi.
Do you think it could be the last season for Michy before he leaves either permanently or on loan?