‘The thing Haaland would do’: Former Chelsea man shows Blues what they’re missing with goal for national team

Former Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has shown Chelsea what they’re missing while representing Belgium on international duty.

The striker, now of Fenerbache, was on target for the Red Devils last night as they overcame Wales 2-1 in the Nations League.

The goal saw him keep up his impressive record on the international stage, with it being his 26th goal in 46 appearances, and his third of the current Nations League group.

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Darting into the six-yard box to convert a Kevin de Bruyne cross, Batshuayi drew comparisons from TalkSport to Erling Haaland, who has set the Premier League on fire since his arrival last summer.

The commentators said: “Batshuayi makes a run in the six-yard box, the type of thing Haaland would do, and he’s on the end of it.”

Batshuayi compared to Haaland

The Blues have been desperate for someone to take the striker role at Stamford Bridge by the horns for a number of years now, however the desire for one has perhaps never been greater than this season so far.

Kai Havertz has featured in the central attacking role for the majority of this season, however has just a solitary goal to his name for this campaign.

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While the strike was a massive one in terms of the season, a late winner against rivals West Ham United, the club will have been wanting much more from the Champions League winner.

Batshuayi has not been offered a regular opportunity at Chelsea for a number of years, with him spending the majority of seasons on loan since joining the Blues.

However, it was obvious in the short time he featured in pre-season that he wasn’t up to the standard required to feature regularly for the side, with them finally getting him off their books in a permanent fashion.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.