Despite not playing much at Chelsea, Michy Batshuayi is still a fan favourite.
Whether that is because of his humorous Twitter account or his goal to seal Chelsea’s 2016-17 Premier League title, Batshuayi is extremely popular at Stamford Bridge.
And with Chelsea’s current strikers problems, his popularity has only increased.
Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata are both going through dry spells at the moment, with only two league goals between them.
Although they’ve both not been prolific for quite a while, Batshuayi has never had a look in.
Instead, he’s been shipped off on loan, as last season he scored nine goals in 14 games with Borussia Dortmund.
And Maurizio Sarri clearly didn’t fancy the Belgian, as he left on loan once again in the summer, this time to Valencia.
Although he’s not been prolific so far, his goal yesterday for Los Che in the Champions League has Chelsea fans pining for him.
Valencia could only draw 1-1 with Young Boys, but Batshuayi could be in line for an excellent season in Spain.
So, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to Batshuayi’s goal against Young Boys:
Chelsea strikers in all competitions this season:
Batshuayi – 11 matches – 1 goal
Morata – 11 matches – 3 goals
Giroud – 9 matches – 0 goals
(FYI – Costa – 9 matches – 2 goals)
Chelsea have a striker problem.
— PG (@PGCFC001) October 23, 2018
Wish he was at Chelsea this season and not on loan. He is better than Morata and Giroud
— Deepan (@DuttaDeepan) October 23, 2018
Fantastic! Our starting striker keeps on scoring. For the wrong team.
— Mikko Hongisto (@mikkohongisto) October 23, 2018
I don't even think Batshuayi is the long term answer but he needs to be given a try.
If we can bring him back in Jan and move on Morata, that would be great. @ChelseaFC
— Rubanga (@Rubanga11) October 24, 2018
Batshuayi needs to be at Chelsea instead of Morata after the winter break https://t.co/I2zAY5YXlb
— martynaino06 (@martynaino06) October 24, 2018
Michy Batshuayi scores on Morata’s birthday…
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) October 23, 2018