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Ian Wright: Í’d rather have this player than Michy Batshuayi’


According to Ian Wright, Tammy Abrahams should be playing instead of Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi started for Antonio Conte’s side in yesterday’s defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace as summer signing Alvaro Morata was still sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham netted a goal as Swansea defeated Huddersfield and Ian Wright was impressed with the 20-year-old’s performance.

“Tammy set the tone straight away,” he said.

“What I really like about him is that he hits the target. I was hoping he would get some goals today to give him confidence. He worked hard and showed composure for his first goal and his movement today was superb.

“With that movement, I’m taking Tammy (over Batshuayi) all day long.”

Batshuayi has scored five times this season but is yet to get off the mark in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old led the line at Selhurst Park but former Crystal Palace striker Wright said he isn’t doing enough to keep his place.

He added: “I said a couple of weeks ago that Batshuayi should be very disappointed that he (Conte) would rather put (Eden) Hazard up there.

“The problem I have got with him is he is not working defenders hard enough to get some space to get a chance in the box, that’s what he needs. He needs to make movements to get this space.

“When you watch him he doesn’t move. His movement just doesn’t have enough intensity about it, there’s nothing in it. There were some fantastic balls (against Palace) but he was too late for many of them.

“That’s what he has to do, he has to earn the space. When you look at the movement he does there’s nothing in it. Those are the things where you’re going to get goals if you’re willing to put the work in.

“I think when a ball comes across you have just got to be willing to gamble and work hard to get the space, if he wants goals he’s going to have to start working harder.”



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