Michy Batshuayi replies to Eden Hazard’s advice about staying at Chelsea
The Chelsea striker reveals Eden Hazard told him to stay at the defending Premier League champions in the summer
Michy Batshuayi insists he is happy to stay at Chelsea after the Belgian forward revealed Eden Hazard told him to remain at Stamford Bridge.
The 23-year-old striker is set to be drafted into the Chelsea team following Alvaro Morata’s hamstring problem.
The Spanish striker was forced off in the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Morata has scored six goals in seven Premier League appearances this term after his move to Chelsea from Real Madrid in a £58m deal in the summer transfer window.
The signing’s injury setback will present Batshuayi with a chance to make a claim for a first-team spot.
The Belgium international scored an added-time winner in the Spanish capital last month after Chelsea were 2-1 winners against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
And Batshuayi revealed that Hazard urged him to stay at the defending Premier League champions beyond the summer.
“It was friendly advice,” Batshuayi is quoted as saying by ESPN.
“When he said that, he thought a third striker was going to come, but in the end, there’s only two of us for one place.
“I want to succeed at this club and my relationship with Alvaro is very healthy.
“I don’t want to leave during the next transfer window, because we’re going to play a lot of games and I will certainly get an opportunity.”
Batshuayi scored Chelsea’s winner in a 1-0 victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns to secure the west London side’s title success last term.
The Blues signed six players in the summer transfer window last term.