Arsenal legend Paul Merson blasts Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi after Man Utd defeat

first_img Lampard baffled by VAR decisions in Chelsea’s loss to Man UnitedTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:44FullscreenLampard baffled by VAR decisions in Chelsea’s loss to Man United is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Had they also won against United, you’d be saying it’s done and dusted. At the moment, they just can’t break any teams down and aren’t taking their chances.‘I’m not seeing enough movement. People are only making runs when they’ve got the ball. When they get to the edge of the box, it’s all too nice, that’s the problem.‘Abraham had been struggling a bit anyway – he wasn’t setting the world alight when he got injured. He became a better player on Monday night, when he’s out of the team but he hadn’t been playing well.‘Manchester United were playing so deep, there wasn’t the need for pace up front – I didn’t think Pedro would ever play again, so I was shocked to see the team news.’MORE: Man Utd defeat proved Chelsea needed January signings, says Owen HargreavesMORE: Man Utd legend Paul Scholes slams Anthony Martial despite Chelsea goalMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Michy Batshuayi in action during Chelsea’s loss at home to Man Utd (Picture: Getty)Chelsea are now just one point above fifth-placed Tottenham – who they face this weekend – and three points above Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMerson said: ‘When you look at Chelsea, you’re not going to get into the top four with Michy Batshuayi up front. He’s not good enough.‘I honestly think Sheffield United have every chance this season [to finish in the top four]. Neither Chelsea nor Manchester United seem to have the guile to break teams down.’Merson added in a column for Sky Sports: ‘Chelsea could quite easily beat Tottenham on Saturday, especially with Son’s injury, and all of a sudden it’s a different story. Arsenal legend Paul Merson blasts Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi after Man Utd defeat Comment Paul Merson slammed Michy Batshuayi after Chelsea’s defeat to Man Utd (Picture: Sky Sports)Arsenal legend Paul Merson says Chelsea have no hope of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League with Michy Batshuayi as their main striker.Belgium international Batshuayi started Chelsea’s clash against Manchester United on Monday evening in the absence of the injured Tammy Abraham but was replaced by Olivier Giroud after an ineffective 68 minutes.After coming on as a second-half substitute, Giroud had a goal ruled out as the Red Devils clinched a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire.center_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 18 Feb 2020 5:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img