Diego Costa has been in good form for Chelsea this season, but he’ll miss the next game against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.
Nemanja Matic believes Batshuayi can replace the in-form forward.
He said: “He is a great player, he works very hard every day and has a lot of quality for sure.
“We won’t have Diego against Bournemouth but I hope Michy will be the man to decide the game. If he does that it will be good for us. He is a great striker, for sure, that is why Chelsea bought him. I’m sure if he gets a chance to score in the next game, he’ll take it.”