Antonio Conte Fooled Me Into Joining Chelsea – Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi has expressed his disappointment with playing under Antonio Conte while at Chelsea, accusing the Italian of making bogus promises just to sign him.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea in 2016 for £33.2m after scoring 23 goals for Marseille in the 2015-16 season.

Conte only handed Batshuayi 235 minutes of Premier League football during that season, split over 20 outings.

Batshuayi noted his displeasure during an interview with the Belgian outlet SPORT. The attacker stated that Conte refused to use two strikers as promised and instead used a lone striker, Diego Costa, upfront.

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Batshuayi said: “Conte was constantly contradicting himself. To start with my arrival, he called me and explained his project. He wanted me to play in a two-man frontline alongside Diego Costa.

“Did I believe that? Of course, because Conte has played with two attackers all his career. Except at Chelsea with me. I do not understand. The truth is that I have been fooled far too often,” he stated.

Batshuayi finally left Chelsea this summer and is now with Turkish club, Fernabache.