Ian Wright: Antonio Conte should give Chelsea’s forgotten man a chance

Ian Wright says Michy Batshuayi deserves a chance to prove himself in the Chelsea first team this season

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Michy Batshuayi joined Chelsea from Marseille last summer Photo: Michy Batshuayi / Instagram

Ian Wright says Michy Batshuayi deserves a chance to prove himself at Chelsea this season under Antonio Conte.

The Belgian striker signed for the Blues from French side Marseille last summer but has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the west London club’s first team.

Indeed, the forward is yet to start a single game for the west London club in the Premier League this season as he bids to help Chelsea win the title.

The 23-year-old has scored five goals in all competitions for Conte’s men so far this term but his last appearance for Chelsea came during the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at the start of the month.

And Arsenal legend Wright feels that Batshuayi deserves a chance to prove himself in the Chelsea first team before the season is out.

Wright told BBC Sport’s 606 podcast: “He [Conte] should throw Michy Batshuayi in. He’s never gotten a chance.”

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Chelsea are currently gearing up for their crunch FA Cup semi-final showdown against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday evening.

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