FORMER CHELSEA ASSISTANT MANAGER WILKINS REVEALS WHY HE THINKS BATSHUAYI WAS A LIABILITY AGAINST CRYSTAL PALACE

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Former Chelsea player and assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi was a liability in the loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday due to his poor movement off the ball.

“Unfortunately we’ve lost Morata so we’re having to rely on Batshuayi,” Wilkins told Sky Sports.

“On Saturday (against Crystal Palace) I would have to say he was a bit of a liability.

“His movement is almost null and void and when you’re playing in a team like Chelsea, your movement has to be first-class up front.

“When you think we gave away Solanke to Liverpool for nothing, Solanke appears on the bench every week for Liverpool because Klopp thinks he is now ready to take part.

“Young Tammy Abraham scored twice on Saturday for Swansea, he’s still a Chelsea player.

“He has movement and desire and I’m not sure I’m seeing that in young Batshuayi at the moment.

“The one thing about Chelsea supporters, and I stood in amongst it on Saturday and loved it because they were first-class our supporters, but they need desire from them, a little bit more desire.”

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