Chelsea put £22M price-tag on forward Michy Batshuayi amid Crystal Palace speculation

Frank Lampard has shown his cards at Chelsea already this season, and it is clear to see Tammy Abraham is the preferred choice to lead the line for the Blues for years ahead.

At the tender age of 21-years-old, Abraham is set to be Frank Lampard's man to be the one to fire goals whilst he is in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Eight goals in the Premier League, and another in the Champions League already this season has given Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud limited game time, with the England forward on hot form. 

Michy Batshuayi celebrating with teammate Christian Pulisic who assisted him to make it <a href="">4-1</a> against Southampton on Sunday.Getty Images

Batshuayi, 26, has featured five times this season in the Premier League, with all of those appearances coming off of the bench - 44 minutes in total, but he has one goal to his name after a cooly taken finish against Southampton on Sunday to cap off a fine performance down on the south coast. 

But Crystal Palace are lurking in the distance as they are showing interest in the Belgian forward. Michy Batshuayi has already spent time at Selhurst Park when he went on loan at the end of last season - scoring six times in 11 games. 

According to the Express, Michy Batshuayi is worth £22 million currently, a third less than what the Blues paid for him in 2016 from Marseille [£32 million]. 

But with only three forwards in the squad, and with a transfer embargo still being imposed, it is unlikely Frank Lampard will sanction any deal for a forward to leave in January. 

Olivier Giroud is also another forward who is rumoured to be wanting to head for the exit doors at Stamford Bridge, which could leave Frank Lampard light in the forward roles, forcing him to head into the transfer market next summer when the Blues' embargo is lifted.