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Ian Wright prefers Tammy Abraham to Michy Batshuayi at Chelsea

11:59 BST 15/10/2017
Tammy Abraham
The Arsenal legend has hailed the 20-year-old forward's impact and says he will pick him over the Belgium international to lead the Blues attack

Ian Wright has said he would prefer Tammy Abraham to lead Chelsea's attack in place of Michy Batshuayi.

This came in the wake of the Blues' shock 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Belgian international, the focal point of Antonio Conte's side, fired blank while Abraham, on loan from the Stamford Bridge outfit, scored twice to lead Swansea to a 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium.

And the former England international has criticised Batshuayi’s poor showing against Roy Hodgson’s men and said he will take Tammy ‘all day long’.

“I said a couple of weeks ago that Batshuayi should be very disappointed that he [Conte] would rather put Hazard up there,” Wright told BBC.

“The problem I have got with him is he is not working defenders hard enough to get some space to get a chance in the box, that's what he needs. He needs to make movements to get this space.

“When you watch him he doesn't move. His movement just doesn't have enough intensity about it, there's nothing in it. There were some fantastic balls [against Crystal Palace] but he was too late for many of them.

“Tammy set the tone straight away," he continued.

"What I really like about him is that he hits the target. I was hoping he would get some goals today to give him confidence.

“He worked hard and showed composure for his first goal and his movement today was superb.

''With that movement, I'm taking Tammy all day long,” he concluded.