Michy Batshuayi has been urged by Lampard to make the most of his opportunity.

Lampard confirmed Batshuayi will start up front today against Hull City in the FA Cup.


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has called on Michy Batshuayi to improve his all-round performance and fill the goalscoring void left by Tammy Abraham, who has been sidelined with injury.


Lampard confirmed during a press conference on Friday that Abraham, who has registered 15 Premier League goals so far, did not fracture his ankle in their clash against Arsenal, but the full extent of the England international's injury is not yet known.


Speaking ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round clash against Hull City, the Blues head said he would like to see the Belgian show that he has the attributes of a top striker whenever he gets on the pitch.


"He starts [on Saturday], yes, this is a chance for him," Lampard told reporters.


"Part of that has been how Tammy's been - we have seen his breakthrough and the consistency of his game.


"But yes, this is a chance for him and clearly he certainly has got to take that chance in terms of his all-round game and goals and his overall performance."


When quizzed about he what he hopes to get from Batshuayi against Hull, the 41-year-old replied: "I don't want to sit here and dissect Michy's game, but I just want to see a performance and every time he gets to be on the pitch.


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"There have been times this season where he has come on and he has made a difference, and that needs to be consistent.


"To be fair to Michy - his approach and work ethic, I cannot complain about it at all in training.


"I'm sure he will say he hasn't had that many opportunities that would be normal for a player that's played as much as him this season.


"But the reality of it is, when you get those opportunities, whether it's ten minutes coming on to try and affect a game, or starts in whatever game they are, you need to try and absolutely make an impact.


"At times he's made an impact. At other times not so much. The brutal reality is, I suppose Tammy's had a really good season and his [Batshuayi's] moments have probably not been as much as he would want.


"But he does have to try and make the impact in every little moment and chance he gets."



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