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Batshuayi giving me another strike solution - Chelsea boss Conte

Antonio Conte was pleased with Michy Batshuayi's performance for Chelsea on Sunday.

The Belgian striker was handed just his fourth start for the Blues in the FA Cup third-round clash with Peterborough United, scoring once and providing an assist in the 4-1 victory.

"Michy played a good game," said Conte, who sat Diego Costa on the bench.

"During the game he stayed with our philosophy and idea of football. He showed me great commitment and work-rate and it's always important for a forward's confidence to score.

"He has to continue to work in this way. He's young, he's improving and he showed that today. It's important for him to give me the opportunity to have another solution."

Andrew Slevison
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