Chelsea recorded a dramatic 2-2 away draw against Valencia on Wednesday – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter were left venting their frustration towards Michy Batshuayi.
Frank Lampard’s side had to settle for a point on the road in Spain and host Lille in their final Champions League group stage match, where progression to the knockouts rounds still hangs in the balance.
The Blues were level at half-time after Mateo Kovacic’s brilliant individual goal quickly cancelled out Carlos Soler’s opener.
Christian Pulisic put Chelsea in front shortly after the break with a close-range finish and they continue to play an eye-catching brand of football.
Valencia missed from the penalty spot to draw level, but eventually Daniel Wass saw his cross fly in off the woodwork to ensure the teams ended level.
Chelsea lost their first-choice striker Tammy Abraham at the end of the first-half through injury and fingers crossed he’s not suffered a serious problem.
Batshuayi entered the field as his replacement for the second-half and he struggled to hold the ball up in the same way against Valencia, who he previously had a spell with on loan.
The 26-year-old has been a useful understudy to Abraham this campaign and has five goals in 13 appearances.
But he made very little impact in the final third with his chance against Valencia and surely teammate Olivier Giroud must be thinking what he’s got to do to get a chance.
Here are some Chelsea fans that were critical of Batshuayi’s display:
Batshuayi is so bad too lmaooo
— M🇮🇹 (@TacticalCFC) November 28, 2019
Once again Christensen and Batshuayi prove they’re midtable quality at best but somehow a large portion of our fanbase highly rates them. I just don’t get it.
— Deif (@DeifCFC) November 27, 2019
Giroud wouldn’t of done any worse than Batshuayi today. I have no idea why he’s been frozen out of the squad.
— Oliver (@OliCFC97) November 27, 2019
Playing Batshuayi is like playing with 10 men brings nothing to the table apart from being consistently offside #CFC
— Ace (@AsaH_90) November 27, 2019
I’m sorry but Batshuayi is not good enough. Desperately need refreshments up top.
Batshuayi/Giroud is a worrying combo moving forwards with Tammy injured
— NH (@N_CFC95) November 27, 2019
Please can we not bring on Batshuayi ever again.
— James. (@JHF_CFC) November 27, 2019
I’ve ran out of words to describe Batshuayi! This guy offered nothing
— Musa (@CFCMusaa) November 27, 2019
Batshuayi was dreadful today. Overdid everything today. Just a poor poor day for him. #CFC
— D Black (@DiStarrEnu) November 27, 2019