The magic of the FA Cup is alive and well with ​Chelsea forward ​Michy Batshuayi.


The former Marseille star may not have had as much game time as he would have liked this season, but his lethal touch was there for all to see on Saturday night as he was given the chance to lead the line for Frank Lampard's side against Hull.


And now, following the Belgian's strike against ​the Tigers on Saturday evening, Batshuayi has been directly involved in 18 goals in 18 starts in English domestic cup competitions, scoring 15 goals and assisting a further three, per ​Opta.

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That will be music to Lampard's ears, given that his squad's striking options are down to the bare bones due to injuries and ongoing ​transfer speculation. 


Tammy Abraham's breakout season took a stumble recently when he sustained an ankle injury against Arsenal, while Frenchman ​Olivier Giroud hasn't been involved since November with reports continually linking him with a move to ​Inter.


Irrespective of ​Batshuayi's record and form, the murmurs coming from ​Chelsea and Lampard this January have been that reinforcements are needed for a top four finish. Lampard has made it clear that Chelsea's summer has left them a little short. 

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Speaking after the game, Lampard said as quoted by Goal: "We got a punishment in the summer and it is meant to hurt you. We lost one of the biggest players in our history in Eden Hazard. That is the situation.


"My job is to work every day on the training ground to make the players better. The other part is looking at how we can move forward by bringing in players."


"We lost ground last summer and we need to make moves now to take us forward. I have a strong feeling of where we can improve personnel-wise to take us forward.

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"So for me it’s clear. The money of it is not my job but I have to be honest and truthful. Short-term recruitment is something we have to get right."