Chelsea released footage of the tenacious midfielder in action last weekend and fans were impressed by how sharp he looked. But as a back up to Morata, and a player who Chelsea can turn to when they need to mix things up, he's an idea option.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has blamed Alvaro Morata's poor disciplinary record on the pressure of being the number one striker at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have won just one of their last five away league games (D3 L1), drawing each of the last two.
The Daily Mail report Chelsea are eyeing a loan deal due to continuing doubts over Conte's future beyond this season. In the summer, they missed out on Romelu Lukaku, forcing them into a hasty move for Alvaro Morata.
Probability of home win: 12%. Evidently Chelsea believe new coaches re-energise the club, a policy that has paid off spectacularly on several occasions.
If the Seagulls can defend well and frustrate their visitors, they will be in with a fantastic chance of stealing a goal, and a famous victory. Great first result at Old Trafford wasn't it? Now, the Blues must balance the books.
Chelsea appear to have their eyes set on adding a left-back to their squad this month after securing the signature of Ross Barkley from Everton and one of their top targets appears to be eager to complete the switch to Stamford Bridge. Despite Manchester City's incredible run, Conte has won more Premier League points (142) and won more Premier League games (44 out of 61) than any manager since his appointment.
This match will very likely be a low scoring affair, as Chelsea's mishaps in front of goal are evident, while only Swansea have found the net less times than Brighton have in the Premier League this season. Hopefully this is a springboard to more Premier League jobs for British managers. Aside from his goal against West Brom that sealed the Premier League title for the Blues last season, Batshuayi hasn't scored at a respectable clip in London.
For me, Conte remains the best man for Chelsea. Brighton under Chris Hughton have been resiliant and tough to break down. Get to f**k. He's good.
However, now it looks like Antonio Conte has told his players that he could care less as to whether or not they are happy, and has further added that the Blues could be relegated if he picked his team according to his player's emotions.