Football News: Do not scapegoat Batshuayi, Every Chelsea player was bad- Conte


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Football News says that the Chelsea striker Michu Batshuayi was substituted and faces criticism after Chelsea faces defeat against Crystal Palace but the Chelsea manager backed the striker.

On this Saturday Afternoon Chelsea faced a defeat against their London Rivals Crystal Palace and after that point, many pointed their fingers at the young Belgium striker Michu Batshuayi.

In that match, Conte brings on Batshuayi for injured Alvaro Morata, but the striker fails to hit a shot on target against the Bottom of the tableside.

In the 56th minutes Batshuayi was benched for Pedro and the 24-year-old striker showed his frustration after he was substituted but the Chelsea manager believes that he is not the only one who cannot perform.

Conte said: "Why do you have to speak about Batshuayi and for example, not another player? I think that the performance of the whole team was bad,"

"Not only one player or two players but all of the players.

"Today, our performance was bad. I trust in every one of my players. I try to give everyone the opportunity to take their chances but also because we have only [two strikers] Morata and then Batshuayi.

"I didn't see this [Batshuayi's reaction to being substituted] but it is normal to be angry after a bad performance. But today, every player had a bad performance.

"I know my players, I know my squad very well, between last season and this season. I think, above all, for the players that I am working with from last season, I know them very well, but I think that I have players with a great will to work.

"A great will to fight. For sure, we have to find the strength to overcome this moment because everyone can see our situation."