Chelsea fans here in the Tavern have always been excited about the prospect of progressing players at the club, but some news hit hard as a much-loved figure was the latest to leave Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are still yet to replace the iconic Diego Costa after his quite remarkable goalscoring figures in their title-winning season, as the inconsistent Alvaro Morata has struggled to replicate his early season form. And, having managed to secure a £18 million deal for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, it looks as if the goalscoring reigns are being handed over to the Frenchman.
But, one player who’s been unfortunate during his time in the English capital has been Frenchman Michy Batshuayi, a promising young striker that’s managed to manufacture better goalscoring stats than Morata. Although, somehow Antonio Conte has overlooked the 24-year-old as he’s become needless to the Italian’s plans, which has seen Borussia Dortmund secure the services of the striker in a loan deal as a part of a three-way striker switch.
Indeed, as news filtered through of the departure of one of the Blues’ fan favourites, a man known for his hilarity on social media, and commonly referred to as ‘Batman’, Chelsea’s Twitter account took to notifying fans of their strikers departure, as he heads off in search of regular minutes in the Bundesliga.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 31, 2018
Following the club’s post, fans were quick to thank the fan favourite for his time so far at Stamford Bridge, as the Frenchman will be dearly missed by many of the Blues faithful.
Nevertheless, here’s a look at exactly the sort of reaction that was given off on social media…
Better than Morata
— алеф (@alefcarmo) January 31, 2018
Once a Blue always a blue!!!
— Chelsea FC Fan Club (@ConteBlueArmy) January 31, 2018
— Champions (@aamirrkhann10) January 31, 2018
Come back soon Bats
— Aryan Sason (@__Wallen__) January 31, 2018
Good luck Michy
— Rocky (@amRockyy) January 31, 2018
I'll miss this guy… He gave us the league… He made us champions…
— Joseph (@jaylexbaibe) January 31, 2018
Come back like a Drogba
all the best @mbatshuayi
— josh protocol (@ProtocolJosh) January 31, 2018
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We will miss his tweets
— (@mpathan2911) January 31, 2018