I was fooled at Chelsea – Former Chelsea striker slams Antonio Conte

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Michy Batshuayi signed up for Chelsea in the summer of 2016 – in a £33m deal from Marseille.

Batshuayi came to Stamford Bridge with huge expectations, and ended up with 25 goals in 77 games across all competitions.

He spent most of his Chelsea career away on loan – playing for Dortmund, Valencia, Crystal Palace and Besiktas.

The high point of Batshuayi’s time at Chelsea was to come on as a substitute and score the goal that sealed the Premier League title for Chelsea in the 2016-17 season.

Batshuayi has now revealed he was fooled by then Chelsea manager Antonio Conte who promised to play him as a support striker to Diego Costa, but never did.

“Conte was constantly contradicting himself,” Batshuayi told Sport.

“To start with my arrival. He called me and explained his project. He wanted me to play in a two-man frontline alongside Diego Costa.

“Did I believe that? Of course, because Conte has played with two attackers all his career. Except at Chelsea with me.

“I do not understand. The truth is that I have been fooled far too often.”