The former Blues winger acknowledges that
Michy Batshuayi is liable to step in for the
suspended Spain international, but believes
Antonio Conte has options.
Diego Costa will be missing for Chelsea on
Boxing Day, and Blues legend Pat Nevin
verbally expresses Antonio Conte has more cover options
than immediately meets the ocular perceiver.
With the Premier league’s top scorer due to
accommodate a suspension against Bournemouth
after accumulating five bookings this season,
changes will require to be made by the in-
form capital outfit.
Michy Batshuayi is expected to step in, with
the Belgium international a proven striker in
his own right and an immensely colossal-mazuma summer
acquisition by Conte.
Chelsea, though, boast a number of
multifarious performers within their ranks that
could fill the assailing void if required.
Nevin cannot optically discern Cesc Fabregas being
asked to fill the ‘false nine’ role he has
taken on with Spain in the past, but has
verbalized up the claims of defensive stalwarts
Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic –
in what would be a rather left-field move by
a side on an 11-match winning run.
He told the club’s official website: “Maybe
Conte will have ascertained that Victor
Moses has the competency to do that central role
“It would not surprise me in the slightest
and obviously Cesar Azpilicueta could play
as a centre-forward because he clearly can
play absolutely anywhere with no
discernible impact on the quality of his