Lampard hails only one Chelsea player for his performance against Manchester United

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been knocking on the door of the Chelsea first team in recent weeks, and the Belgian international continued yet again with another good performance as he scored Chelsea’s only goal in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Just after the hour mark with Chelsea on the ascendancy during the game, Batshuayi produced a moment of brilliance as he used sheer strength and pace to overpower Manchester United defender Harry Maguire and level the scores for Chelsea.

Batshuayi had a good game but his effort was cancelled out by Marcus Rashford who scored a stunning 73rd minute free-kick to seal the win for Manchester United.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard singled Batshuayi for praise after the game as he said: “The outstanding moment of the game from our point of view was Michy’s goal in terms of individual endeavour, skill, strength, pace and finish.

“Michy has been really good for us this season with his attitude and professionalism in training. It’s not easy when another striker is scoring and you’re not getting involved much. Every time he’s started in the cup games, every time he’s come on, he’s shown stuff.”

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