Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi – currently on loan at Valencia – was on fine form for Belgium on Thursday night as he notched twice in quick succession to take all three points from Iceland in the Nations League.
The former Marseille man has hardly had a look in at Stamford Bridge since his switch across the channel in 2016, which is bemusing considering the Blues’ current striking options consist of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud, who have been wildly inconsistent and unable to find the net at all respectively.
Prior to his current spell in Spain the 25-year-old was loaned out to Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, where he netted seven times and assisted another in ten games to help his side (narrowly) secure a top four finish.
Chelsea are currently unbeaten in the Premier League, as Maurizio Sarri and his men do their utmost to prevent leaders Manchester City from running away with it – again. A new striker could well be one of the club’s priorities in January, but some fans feel that the answer to their front-man problems is just a phone call away.
Here’s the best of the reaction on Twitter…
It remains incredible to me that Michy Batshuayi hasn't been given a chance in the Chelsea first team. Morata only plays because it's too expensive to get rid of him.
— Tony (@A_Dwomoh) November 16, 2018
Also, great awareness by Batshuayi. Neither of our strikers here get that goal. Morata doesn’t read it and Giroud is probably too slow to get to that ball across the box
— Ben (@BenJoyceFoot) 15 November 2018
Whatever is wrong with Batshuayi that he never gets a chance is just beyond me. When are we talking about that? https://t.co/vKLncqxJxe
— Babajide Ayinla CFC (@TheTrueSaheed) 16 November 2018
Batshuayi x2⚽️ Recall him now pic.twitter.com/eKtmTuNKxY
— ? (@cfcPatryk) 15 November 2018
He’s Chelsea’s best goal scorer. He’s proven to score in England. Doesn’t need people praising him for fake confidence. He scores regardless even when he’s low. Conte marginalised him and he still scored more than Morata last season.
— EJ (@EJ_psv) 16 November 2018
Batshuayi might just be the striker we need , dude is good but I don’t know why he is not given enough game time to prove himself .
— Tony (@dice_tony) 16 November 2018
I hope they bring Batshuayi back in January because we can’t be dealing with Morata for the other half of the season
— D▲V I E’s INFERNO (@nii_nartei) 16 November 2018
I agree with u bro batshuayi should come back to Chelsea
— Code (@cou_prime) 15 November 2018
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