WHY CAN’T BATSHUAYI SHINE FROM THE START? READ WHAT CONTE HAS TO SAY

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Michy Batshuayi might just be building a reputation for himself as a super sub as he came to the rescue yet again to score a brace which saved Chelsea from defeat in the hands of Watford.

Conte was asked why Michy Batshuayi can’t shine when he starts a game, to which the Chelsea boss replied: “Don’t forget Michy is a young player. For him this is the first big experience with a great team. If you compare this season with last season, Michy now this season is playing a lot. Sometimes against Crystal Palace his performance wasn’t good but not only Batshuayi’s performance. The whole team played bad in that moment.

“I have a squad and I trust in every one of my players. I think and I try to transfer this message to my players. Today the impact was incredible and important, it must continue in this way.

“Work, work, work. To have the passion to improve and understand he has to wait for his moment and then when he has the chance to show he is improve. If you compare this with last season you can see he is playing a lot. Last season he never played.”

Conte admitted that Batshuayi’s goals brought him relief as he told the media: “I must be honest. I feel a lot of pressure but not this type of pressure if the club decide to sack me. Honestly I don’t feel this pressure. I trust in my work. I try to keep everything for the club that I’m working for.”

He also hailed the impact of other substitutes in the game, saying: “”I think the substitutions sometimes work, sometimes it doesn’t work. I think every coach during the game it’s important also to understand the right moment.

“If there is a situation to improve and to change. I am pleased for Michy because he scored two goals but his impact during the game was also amazing. I think it was the same for Willian and Zappacosta.”

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