Lampard: Batshuayi is the opposite

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Michy Batshuayi has a bubbly personality, and it’s seen everywhere, from his antics on the pitch, the way he relates with teammates and also his posts on social media. There’s never a dull moment with Michy.

Batshuayi is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea this season, and the Belgium international has proven that he deserves to be starting games with his impact as a substitute.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has stuck with the in-form Tammy Abraham as his first choice striker, and Batshuayi has had to play second fiddle. Nevertheless, Lampard has been surprised at his reaction, revealing that the 26-year-old isn’t grumbling about, but his working hard in training and carrying a positive attitude around the dressing room.

Lampard has hailed Batshuayi’s character and insists that the Belgian is different from other players.

Lampard said of Batshuayi: “He has been very good for us so far, and that positive spirit when you’re not playing regularly is not just important for him, cause that’s tough sometimes, but it’s important for the group. He deserves extra praise for that.

“He’s positive, hard-working, loves scoring goals.

“That might sound simple for a striker but I’ve seen some who don’t love it quite as much. He loves scoring in training, he always stays out to do extra practice. I’m thankful to have him in the squad.

“Everybody is different, sometimes if a player is not playing so much they can ask questions, be upset, be down, and he’s shown the opposite.”

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