Michy Batshuayi has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer.

But French outlet RMC Sport report that Maurizio Sarri has assured the Belgian that he has a future at Stamford Bridge.

The January arrival of World Cup winner Olivier Giroud potentially pushes Batshuayi down the pecking order in west London.

But he showed what he could do at Borussia Dortmund in early 2018 when fit and confident.

It was clear almost from the off at Chelsea that Antonio Conte did not trust Batshuayi, even as a backup option.

That eroded his confidence to the extent that he was unable to impress when he was handed the chance to shine.

Sarri will to play a far more expansive style than Conte; that will surely help Batshuayi get more gametime and scoring opportunities when he does play.

Batshuayi just needs a run of games. Alvaro Morata is yet to fully convince and Giroud is generally better as a Plan B.

So he could well get chances to play; under a manager who wants to get the Blues on the front foot and creating chances.

Strikers do not perform as well as Batshuayi did in Germany if they aren’t ready or underdeveloped.

He is ready to make a real impact, provided he is given the belief and the opportunities by Sarri.

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