PUNDIT EXPLAINS WHY CHELSEA SHOULD START MICHY BATSHUAYI AGAINST BRIGHTON

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With Pedro and Alvaro Morata suspended for the game against Brighton today, Danny Murphy has urged Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to start Michy Batshuayi so Eden Hazard can play in the No.10 role.

“It is hard to judge Michy Batshuayi because we have hardly seen him but I am a bit surprised he has not had more of a chance at Chelsea,” Murphy wrote in Standard Sport.

“He is mobile, strong and, with Alvaro Morata suspended, I would give him a go against Brighton.

“Eden Hazard is better in the No10 role and giving Batshuayi a game might not be a bad thing for Chelsea. With him leading the line, Hazard can play in that free role.

“I have actually quite liked Batshuayi when I have seen him and any player needs a run in a team to gain his confidence and show his best.

“Chelsea have not been at it in recent weeks but I do not fancy an upset. When you play Brighton, you know you are going to dominate a lot of the ball and it is just whether Chelsea can open them up.”

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