Michy Batshuayi hasn’t had the most satisfying seasons at Chelsea. The striker, who signed for decent money last summer, failed to really challenge Diego Costa across the campaign and hasn’t even started an English Premier League game up to this point.
That hasn’t stopped him persevering and working hard though and he’s always been on the fringes of the team and ready to perform off the bench when asked by Antonio Conte.
He certainly hit the headlines on Friday night. It was, of course, his goal that gave the Blues the win they needed to finally seal the English Premier League title against West Bromwich Albion.
It’s fair to say it was a goal that he, and the Chelsea fans, enjoyed.
Now he’s using it to cheekily wind-up EA Sports, who he’s been interacting with on Twitter all season after he perceived that his rating in FIFA 17 was lower than it should be.
He didn’t waste time after Friday’s match to lobby for him to get an ‘in-form’ card and make it into their ‘Team Of The Week’.
If I don't get my IF card after that I might quit Fifa bro yall better buy this OTW real quick ????????
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) May 12, 2017
It’s something the creators of the video game have kept in mind of course, replying to the striker in short order.
@mbatshuayi Don't worry, we were watching.????
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) May 12, 2017
Chelsea fans agree in their droves and took to Twitter to share in his plea for him to receive the honour!
— KBH_Althani (@CFC__99) May 12, 2017
— Brian (@brian_ehv) May 12, 2017
@mbatshuayi This kid is the cutest kid of world. The moment he's become the superhero, here he's talking about FIFA. Men will be men.
— Prakash. (@prakash_cfc) May 12, 2017
@mbatshuayi Haha you deserve it all! You couldn't write a better story! Forza Batman!
— Chelsea Rumours (@ChelseaRumours) May 12, 2017
Some other fans around Twitter are a little more sceptical though and can’t believe the young striker had FIFA on his mind after a huge title win.
Batshuayi spending the aftermath of a title win to complain about his FIFA stats is the modern version of Alan Shearer creosoting his fence.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 12, 2017
How is Batshuayi actually begging for an inform card from FIFA ????????????????????
— karan (@KKKhushal) May 13, 2017
Batshuayi won a league title and was instantly thinking about fifa
They compared this man to Anthony Martial
— King Jord (@Devildart180) May 12, 2017