Ian Wright warns 23-year-old not good enough to replace Chelsea signing
The Arsenal legend warns Chelsea that Michy Batshuayi isn't good enough to fill Alvaro Morata's void
Ian Wright has warned Chelsea that Michy Batshuayi isn’t ready to fill in for Alvaro Morata.
The Spain international has made a brilliant start to the Premier League season following his £58m move to Chelsea from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Morata has scored six goals in six outings in the Premier League and the 24-year-old netted a brilliant hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.
The Chelsea striker netted the west London side’s opening goal in a 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Batshuayi came off the bench to score an added-time winner in the Spanish capital to secure three points in dramatic fashion.
The Belgium international has scored five times in six appearances in all competitions this season, although his only starts have come against Burnley, Qarabag and Nottingham Forest.
Chelsea agreed to Costa’s return to Atletico last week on loan with view to permanent transfer at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Morata suffered an injury during the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Former Arsenal striker Wright warned Chelsea boss Antonio Conte that Batshuayi isn’t good enough to fill in for Morata.
“He seems to be able to come on and score goals in important games,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He is not doing enough for me. He doesn’t look like someone who will shift Morata.
“He is an impact guy. But they need somebody who can score goals if something happens to Morata.”