Michy Batshuayi looks like he will have the chance to impress Frank Lampard during Chelsea’s pre-season campaign.

The Belgian striker was pictured among the travelling squad as Chelsea fly out to Ireland to kick-off their pre-season action.

Lampard was only confirmed as the new Chelsea boss on Thursday morning but has wasted no time in getting down to action.

Who leads the line next season is going to be one of the biggest decisions that Lampard has to make early on.

With Gonzalo Higuain returning to Juventus, Chelsea have Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi to choose from in terms of senior strikers.

The latter spent last season on loan at Valencia and Crystal Palace and failed to really impress at either club.

If the Belgian forward can recapture the form that he showed while on loan at Borussia Dortmund then he may well be able to nail down a first-team spot.


Who are the players looking to impress in pre-season?