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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi was surprisingly omitted from the squad against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
According to football.london, Batshuayi stayed back in Cobham and trained with Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko because Chelsea boss Frank Lampard couldn’t guarantee every player minutes.
With just a week left to Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Batshuayi would be worried about his position in the team.
Tammy Abraham currently looks like Frank Lampard’s first choice striker while Olivier Giroud seems to be his second choice.
Despite not making the squad for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach, Lampard claimed the door is not shut on any player at the club.
“More or less,” Lampard said. “Again it’s a long week and I don’t want to say that because I think players have to train everyday to get themselves in the team or get themselves out of the team.
“The door isn’t shut any way on that and we’ll need all the squad.
“We need players to be competitive and we need players who aren’t playing to come on like Giroud today and show a desire to come on and impact the game with workrate and desire to try and turn the result.
“That’s what we need throughout the season and I want to set that tone going into it.”