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Batshuayi: My Chelsea future is down to Conte

16:44 GMT 28/01/2018
Michy Batshuayi
Though he scored a brace on Sunday, the striker is unsure if he will be staying at the club much longer

Michy Batshuayi does not know if he will still be at Chelsea when the transfer window closes on Wednesday.

The Belgian has been strongly linked with a loan move as the Premier League champions have been linked with several strikers to compliment Alvaro Morata.

With Morata absent, Batshuayi struck a first-half brace to take his tally for the season to 10 in all competitions as Chelsea downed Newcastle United 3-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday.

But the 24-year-old is unsure whether his double will be enough to keep him in manager Antonio Conte's plans for the rest of the season.

"I don't know," Batshuayi told BT Sport when asked about his future. "It's up to the boss, it's better to talk to Conte."

Chelsea rarely needed to get out of second gear, with Marcos Alonso's free-kick wrapping up the scoring at Stamford Bridge.

"It's very good for the team and for me I'm very happy," said Batshuayi. 

"When I have a chance I take the chance and I work every day – I'm very happy."

Victory ensured Chelsea bounced back from their Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal last time out, leaving captain Gary Cahill happy with his side's showing.

"It was decent in the end," Cahill told BT Sport. "I thought we started a bit rusty. We needed that win and to progress is the most important.

"We need to try to reach the final rounds in this having gone out of the EFL Cup the other night so this is very important.

"After the first 10-15 minutes we got on with it. Especially this guy [Batshuayi], he took his opportunity."