Chelsea were held to a goalless draw against Everton at the Goodison Park on Saturday, and now the Blues find themselves 16 points behind Pep Guardiola’s high flying Manchester City.
Former Liverpool midfielder and pundit Jamie Redknapp thinks Chelsea manager Antonio Conte should have started Michy Batshuayi in that game, as he believes that the game needed an out and out striker to break Everton’s defence.
He told Sky Sports: “From Conte’s point of view, get Batshuayi on.
“You could see the way the game was flowing. It was not a game for clever football, you almost had to score an ugly goal. And that is when they needed a finisher on the pitch.
“With no Morata and you still do not play him, what is he thinking?
“Even if you find someone [to back up Morata], at least play him. Because they have someone to back him up who cost £35m, but the manager obviously does not fancy him.
“Now there might be reasons that we do not know – he might not train very well, because that is what you have to do at times, show willing, and that might be something he does not do well enough.
“I still feel there are games when you need an out-and-out striker, someone that is going to get into the box.”