Batshuayi now has an opportunity to stake a declare for a beginning spot at Chelsea following a hamstring injury suffered through Alvaro Morata.
Morata appears to be out for over a month with the issue and without a different recognised striker within the Blues squad, Batshuayi appears subsequent in line.
However, when Morata used to be substituted in opposition to Manchester City on Saturday together with his injury, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte introduced Willian on as a substitute of the Belgian.
Wilkins says the Italian did that as it suited the sport on the time to have extra gamers in midfield.
But he nonetheless does no longer be expecting Batshuayi to be beginning many video games within the coming weeks as a result of he has no longer proven sufficient since becoming a member of the membership in the summertime of 2016.
“I don’t think it was as much a snub to Batshuayi,” Wilkins mentioned on Sky Sports.
“I believe the way in which City had been enjoying, they used Fabian Delph as a left full-back however he were given himself so top, and when he were given himself so top, he used to be coming inside of as neatly to offer Manchester City a numerical merit in the midst of the pitch as neatly.
“I believe Conte checked out it and idea ‘hang on a second, we’ve were given to check out to counter this as a result of they’re operating rings round us’ and so they had been.
“So he purchased on Willian as a substitute of him.
“I nonetheless don’t see Batshuayi getting too many begins, I’ve were given to mention.
“He hasn’t proven sufficient for me that he’s a Chelsea centre-forward.”