Antonio Conte opens up about this new Chelsea signing

Antonio Conte discusses the prospect of new Chelsea signing Michy Batshuayi featuring regularly this season

Antonio Conte has insisted that Michy Batshuayi is full of confidence despite his lack of playing time for Chelsea this season.

The Belgian striker has found his first-team opportunities this term few and far between following his transfer to Stamford Bridge from Marseille in the summer window.

The forward is yet to start a game in the Premier League for the west London club and has been limited to just six substitute appearances in the top flight for Conte’s men.

He has scored one goal and made one assist in the top flight for the Blues but will still be hoping to make more of an impact in the first team in the coming weeks and months.

However, despite his lack of regular football, Conte believes that the forward is still in good shape as he bids to fight for a regular spot in the team.

Speaking at a news conference before Chelsea’s clash with West Ham in the League Cup, Conte said: “The confidence for Michy must be high because he’s a young player.

“He can make big improvements; he has great quality in the technical and physical aspect. He’s working very well. I have full confidence in him.

“When you are in a great team and you have the possibility to work every day with great players and learn a lot of things it’s very good for him. We trust in him a lot. He must continue to work and exploit the moments he plays.”

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Chelsea are currently fourth in the table and one point behind leaders Manchester City.

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