Belgian Star Michy Batshuayi Betwixt Chelsea And Beskitas.

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is one of the numerous players who were sent on loan by Chelsea this summer due to surplus requirements. The 26-year old is currently with Turkish club Besiktas.Besiktas was in action yesterday in the Turkish Super Lig, and Batshuayi was the man of the moment. In what was his third game of the season, the Chelsea loanee grabbed a brace as Beskitas defeated Yeni Malatyaspor 3-0.

Ever since joining Chelsea in 2016, Batshuayi has failed to register his name in the first team but whenever he goes on loan he delivers and becomes a fan favourite.

He has been sent on loan to Borrusia Dortmund, Valencia, Crystal Palace and he always finds the back of the net at these clubs. He is also a regular with the Belgian national team.

Even when Chelsea was suffering a transfer ban and in need of players, the likes of Tammy Abraham & Olivier Giroud were chosen over him.
The big question becomes – Why does Batshuayi deliver whenever he is on loan but fails to do so for Chelsea?

Batshyayi has excelled in smaller clubs probably because the expectations and demands are lower compared to playing for a bigger club like Chelsea. Also, he is the kind of striker who needs the wingers and midfielders to work for him. He is a box-18 striker who just positions and waits for the deliveries to come, and in recent years, Chelsea has not had such productive wingers and playmakers.

The likes of Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku have delivered because they hustle and play outside the box. So despite his good goalscoring abilities, Batshuayi has always struggled in Blue.The only season where he managed to score 5 goals was under Antonio Conte when Chelsea had a Cesc Fabregas and hustling strike partner in Diego Costa.

Before he left for Besiktas, Batshuayi signed a new contract with Chelsea, keeping him at the club till 2023

 

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