He disclosed this while speaking to popular news publication, Sports Voetbal, on Wednesday.
“He (Conte) said everything and the opposite of everything,” Batshuayi began his account.
“When I arrived for the first time, he called me, we had a long conversation, and he told me that his plan was for me to play in a front two with Diego Costa.
“Did I believe him?”
Certainly, because Conte throughout his career had always played with two strikers.
“Except at Chelsea with me! I don’t understand,” the Belgian recounted his ordeal.
It will be recalled that Antonio Conte was Chelsea’s manager in 2016 when Chelsea signed Batshuayi.
The manager, who had previously adopted a 3-5-2 formation in former clubs, Juventus, Atalanta and even the Italian national team, hitherto played two striker’s upfront.
In Chelsea, however, he adopted Diego Costa as his lone striker, with Willian and Pedro on either flank in a 3-4-3 formation.
This switch did not augur well for the Belgian forward who became marginalized to a couple of cameo appearances off the bench.
This led to a series of loan moves for the striker, most notably to German outfit, Borussia Dortmund.
Batshuayi still has a contract at Chelsea but is reportedly set to go out on loan once again.