That’s according to Blues boss Antonio Conte who believes his summer signing needs to play more after adapting to the Premier League.

Chelsea have won 11 matches on the bounce to sit six points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table.

Conte said: “Yeah I spoke about Michy in the post-game conference.

“I said it’s not easy to arrive in this league and to play when you are a young player, arriving in a new country.

Will Michy Batshuayi replace Diego Costa for Chelsea on Boxing Day?GETTY

Will Michy Batshuayi replace Diego Costa for Chelsea on Boxing Day?

“We must have patience with him, to work with him, help him improve”

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

“For me it’s difficult to arrive and adapt in this league because it’s very tough, very physical and strong.

“Michy is working very well. We must have patience with him, to work with him, help him improve.

“The next step is to play more in this season but I repeat it’s not day to adapt in this league, to adapt and to play.”

Conte has also revealed that changing formations is a possibility against Bournemouth.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has some decisions to make on Boxing Day

He added: “I think with this team they have showed we can play with a different formation.

“I must be honest when we played with a different formation we didn’t have this type of results. Yeah it can be an option.

“But we are working to find the right solution with the right men in the right place to try to continue this winning form.”

Chelsea have gone on to win the Premier League on the four previous occasions they have been top on Christmas Day.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/572506/Michy-Batshuayi-Chelsea-Antonio-Conte-Premier-League-Stamford-Bridge-Diego-Costa-CFC