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Blues Legend Claims Chelsea Would Be Better Off With Dominic Solanke Up Front Than Michy Batshuayi

​Former Chelsea participant and coach Ray Wilkins has hit out at present backup striker Michy Batshuayi, and claimed english children Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke could be higher choices for the Blues. 

The Blues’ former assistant was crucial of the aspect’s Belgian backup striker, and thus perplexed as to why the membership let each Abraham (on mortgage) and Solanke depart in the summertime. 

Chatting with ​Sportingbet, Wilkins stated: “I believe they want one other striker of high quality. Batshuayi is just not my cup of tea.

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“I might have had Abraham or Solanke on the bench as an alternative.”

Abraham has 5 targets and one help in 17 appearances this season for Swansea, in an encouraging begin to his first real Premier League marketing campaign. 

In the meantime, Dominic Solanke, who left Stamford Bride for Anfield in a everlasting transfer in the summertime for round £3m, has but to register a objective for Liverpool in 12 appearances, though he is largely been restricted to cameos to date.


Wilkins was additionally vocal about his pleasure on the unlikely prospect of Robert Lewandowski becoming a member of the Blues, within the January switch window, however highlighted the difficulty with mid-season transfers.

He defined: “Whenever you’re Chelsea, or any high membership for that matter, you are at all times on the lookout for Champions League calibre gamers, most of that are already enjoying for groups within the competitors and due to this fact are registered and will not have the ability to play in European competitions for you.

“It might have been beautiful to see Bayern Munich knocked out and Robert Lewandowski come to Chelsea however that is unlikely to occur. He is a participant I might like to see come to Stamford Bridge. 

“Until they pull a gem out of the bag, it is a tough to window to play in.”

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