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Batshuayi is understanding our idea of football - Chelsea boss Conte

Michy Batshuayi's football education with Chelsea is in full swing this summer.

The Belgian striker joined the Blues from French cub Marseille in a £33million in early July before linking up with the squad following a short holiday after Euro2016.

During Chelsea's pre-season tour of the USA, the 22-year-old is adapting to how manager Antonio Conte wants to play and the Italian feels he is making inroads within the squad.

"Batshuayi's shape is improving and he's starting to understand our idea of football," said Conte.

"I have been happy with his commitment and his attitude. He can improve a lot in the same way as the other players."

Conte is still trying to find a way to play two strikers together in his setup, which has recently consisted of a 4-4-1-1 formation, as the Chelsea future of Atletico Madrid target Diego Costa remains clouded while reports regarding a big-money move for Everton's Romelu Lukaku continue to swirl.

Andrew Slevison
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