Chelsea loan watch: Michy Batshuayi struggling to make an impact
Many Chelsea fans disagreed with the club’s decision to send Michy Batshuayi to Valencia on loan. However, the Belgian has had little opportunity to prove that his parent club should have kept him at the Bridge.
Batshuayi played only twelve minutes of Valencia’s goalless draw with Betis on Saturday. He has been limited to substitute appearances in all of Valencia’s games this season. He is also yet to score.
After excelling on loan at Borussia Dortmund last season, many Chelsea fans wanted Batshuayi to stay at the Bridge. As a goal-scorer, he tends to find the net with greater regularity than both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.
Batshuayi will be frustrated that he has not yet started a match for a side sitting 17th in La Liga.
The idea behind sending the 24-year-old on loan would have been for him to play more than he would at Chelsea. In this sense, his loan is not exactly succeeding.
Batshuayi has clearly not lost his scoring knack. He scored twice against Scotland during the international break.
With his enduring goal-scoring abilities in mind, as well as his lack of playing time in Spain, Chelsea might do well to consider recalling him in January.
Chelsea only have two strikers, one of whom, Morata, is struggling for form. If Chelsea are still in the Europa League and the cup competitions come the new year, the Batman could come back.