Our View: Michy Batshuayi has no Chelsea future despite Belgium heroics
Michy Batshuayi is a name that has gone down in Chelsea folklore, as the centre-forward scored the winning goal for the club that clinched the Premier League title back in the 2016/17 season under former manager Antonio Conte.
It’s been a hell of a rollercoaster for him at Stamford Bridge, scoring 25 goals in 77 appearances for the Blues and being involved in some big moments.
He’s never really managed to nail down a regular starting spot at Chelsea, which is why he’s had several loan spells out on loan and he’s currently on a season-long loan at Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Batshuayi has zero goals but two assists in six Palace games this season and is looking to rediscover his best form.
The striker produced some heroics on the international stage on Wednesday night, as he scored two goals for his country Belgium to help them come from behind to beat Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly.
He equalised with a composed left-footed finish after some great close control, before scoring the winner with a right-footed half-volley on the turn.
Batshuayi is still capable of top-class individual moments and his record of 21 goals in 32 Belgium caps is phenomenal, but he’s entering the final two years of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old remains a real favourite with Chelsea fans, but it looks extremely unlikely that he’ll have a future at Stamford Bridge and a sale next summer would make sense for all parties.
Blues manager Frank Lampard is already working with forwards Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, which is why Batshuayi needs to try enjoy a strong season with Palace to help him earn a good move at the end of the season when he returns to Chelsea from his loan deal.