Can Michy Batshuayi lead the line?
Frank Lampard confirmed that Tammy Abraham’s injury is still not known and for how long the striker will be out of action.
That gave Michy Batshuayi the chance to step up against Hull City in the FA Cup, and getting the first goal in the 2-1 win showed his marksmanship.
However, the question will now be if he can step up in the Premier League when the Blues take on Leicester City next weekend.
The Belgian international has not made a league start, and he has had to take his chances coming off the bench.
In the win at the KCOM Stadium, Batshuayi didn’t really prove that he could fill the boots of Abraham 100 per cent, but Frank Lampard has faith.
“He gets his goal. I am pleased as a goal scorer and a striker, he wants to score goals and it helps his confidence,” Lampard said.
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“I am pleased. I have said all season that we can’t just rely on Tammy. Tammy has been scoring regularly. He has given us a lot. Of course, we want Michy firing and scoring goals like he did today and when he trains he needs to stay at that level because today we needed him.”
“I don’t want to get into Michy’s game. It is not time to do that. I said yesterday, he trains as I want him to train and that’s not easy when you are not playing as much as you want to do but you have to go the extra mile to show that you deserve to play.
When you get them opportunities then you have to, wherever they are, show it. Today, I am happy with Michy. I am happy. Not because of just his goal. His goal was slightly fortunate but I like that.
That’s how goal scorers should score those kind of goals but I just want him to keep delivering when he is training and when the opportunities come. We are at that level of football which is quite demanding and everyone judges strikers on goals and I think Michy has that in him. So I want to see a…