Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi is ready to show he is capable after Alvaro Morata went off injured in their recent 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.
The Belgian has been short of game time this year as a result of Morata’s arrival but has already had an impact with his last kick of the game goal against Atletico Madrid to seal all three points at the Wanda Metropolitano.
When speaking to Standard Sport, the forward says that although Morata being out isn’t a good thing, it can be a time for him to prove his worth: “It sounds strange to say, but someone’s bad luck is sometimes the happiness of the other.”
Morata’s length of time out is yet to be confirmed but Batshuayi is relishing the chance to have some game time after only making 11 starts for the club since his arrival: “I know that I will have more playing opportunities in the coming weeks. It’s up to me to show that I’m capable.
“It’s a chance for me. If I’m called on, I want to be ready and efficient. I have to stay really focused.”
Chelsea were linked heavily with Fernando Llorente but following a late Tottenham bid the Spaniard went there which has left Conte with only two strikers for this season.
Batshuayi is adamant that Conte has faith in him otherwise he would have left already, despite not being brought on for Morata at the weekend: “I know Conte has confidence in me. Otherwise, he would have let me leave during the summer.
“I’ve already started games at Chelsea and played well. I’m an efficient striker, but I’m not a joker.”
Whether Conte will select him in Morata’s absence is yet to be seen with it being the international break but he’s been given chances before and taken them.
Could this be another spell? We certainly do.