According to London Evening Standard, Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi has been sidelined for at least five matches.
The former Marseille player injured his ankle in Belgium’s training session about a week ago during the international break. The striker was sent back to Chelsea’s Cobham training to be treated for the injury and is lucky to have not sustained a more serious problem.
Batshuyi’s injury news might be old, but with a UEFA Champions League match against our group’s bottom team coming up, Michy Batshuayi’s injury situation is relevant for Chelsea.
Last time Spain international forward Alvaro Morata had to play three matches in eight days’ time he sustained an injury to his hamstring during the third match. It’s not that former Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata wouldn’t be fit for selection three matches in a row, but since the Blues are playing against the group’s bottom side Qarabag – a weaker team than our usual oppositions – before a crucial English Premier League match against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, most fans would rather have Mitchy Batshuayi relief Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could as well have a solution for the problem should the Chelsea board have done a much better job last summer transfer window. Spain striker Fernando Llorente was one of the strikers who slipped through Chelsea’s grasp, leaving the former Juventus manager with just two known strikers in the team.