The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been delighted with the fine form of Michy Batshuayi so far this summer…
Though he struggled in the last campaign, he has come out all guns blazing this summer – scoring in each of Chelsea’s pre-season games so far.
His performances certainly haven’t gone under the radar in the pub, but some fans have still been concerned that Antonio Conte doesn’t rate the Belgian, especially given the limited game time he received last season.
However, according to the Evening Standard, the Italian is a manager that picks his side based on merit, and Batshuayi appears to have caught his eye. It is noted that the manager has been impressed with Batshuayi this summer, both on the pitch and in training, and whilst the original plan was to loan him out, he now instead looks likely to remain at Chelsea this summer and play a role next season.
This is certainly a remarkable turnaround when you consider that a couple of months ago, his Chelsea career looked over before it had even begun. What a difference a summer break makes.
There can be no doubt about it, Michy Batshuayi simply wasn’t up to par last season.
When he did play, he really struggled, and whilst Diego Costa would often make something out of nothing – Batshuayi struggled to do anything at all.
He showed glimpses of quality towards the end of the campaign, though he had a lot of work to do to really prove himself, but his work in pre-season has been fantastic.
Our landlord has been watching him in pre-season and whenever he has appeared, he has impressed. Even against Bayern Munich, though he struggled against the German side’s defence, he still popped up with a goal – and that is the mark of a top striker.
He definitely deserves a chance next season.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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