Dec 16, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,562
Chelsea
1-0
Southampton
Alonso (45')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'Michy Batshuayi remains in my plans'

Conte: 'Batshuayi remains in my plans'
© SilverHub
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insists that striker Michy Batshuayi remains in his plans, despite reports linking the player with Monaco.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has suggested that Michy Batshuayi is now back in contention to feature in his starting lineup.

Despite Alvaro Morata being left out against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night, Batshuayi was only used from the substitutes' bench and the Belgian remains on just three starts in the Premier League and Champions League this season.

However, Conte has claimed that Batshuayi has only seen his time on the pitch limited in recent games due to his recovery from an ankle problem.

The 48-year-old told reporters: "He was out for three weeks, he had a problem with his ankle. Then he struggled a bit to find the right physical condition, now he is starting to stay in good form and if you compare the games he's playing this season to last season, he's playing and he didn't play 90 minutes because he was injured.

"Don't forget he played in the Community Shield and we started the season with him. I try to make the best decision for the team and when I decide the formation the last part I see is the head."

Earlier this week, it was claimed that Chelsea were prepared to use Batshuayi as part of any deal to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Read Next:
Batshuayi to be used in Lemar deal?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account