Chelsea FC forward Michy Batshuayi has clarified that he has no concerns with the reduced gametime at the Blues amid the recent speculation regarding his future.
The Belgium international has just over 250 minutes of first-team football in the current campaign and he has made the best use of the playing time to contribute five goals and two assists for the club.
Still, he has been unable to command the centre-forward role from the starting lineup, considering Tammy Abraham has excelled upfront with a tally of 11 goals and three assists to date.
In a report covered by Goal.com, Batshuayi indicated that he has never been a full-fledged starter with the Blues and iterated that he is fully committed to the club’s cause.
“I have never been a full-fledged starter, but Chelsea is my club, that’s where I feel at home. It’s a club I love deeply,” he was quoted as saying by Goal.com.
Batshuayi will continue to play second fiddle to Abraham after the international break but he could get more minutes during the festive period where Lampard may consider rotating his options.
The Belgian started the season as the third-choice behind Abraham and Giroud but the latter has barely earned any gametime of late and seems likely to head through the exit door in January.