Michy Batshuayi has scored two or three very important goals for Crystal Palace since joining on loan from Chelsea in January but on Sunday, the Belgian took to Twitter to have a pop at himself for failing to succeed at Stamford Bridge.
Despite having an eyebrow raisingly good minutes to goals ratio in Chelsea blue, Michy has never really been given a solid run of starts on the Fulham Road, which is exactly why he finds himself on the books in SE25 instead of vying for starts alongside Gonzalo Higuain in Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Having sat out both Palace’s 3-2 away victory over Arsenal and Saturday’s 0-0 home draw with Everton after Christian Benteke was chosen to lead the line, the loanee was clearly paying attention to his parent club’s trip to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Known to be prolific on social media, Batshuayi replied to a tweet from “Football Accumulators” asking who the worst striker of the Roman Abramovich era was.
(dont mind me just checkin if I get mentionned here 😂😅😅😅)
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) April 28, 2019
Unsurprisingly, given his usual style, Michy was in self-deprecating mood, saying (don’t mind me, just seeing if I get mentioned here). Whilst it was obviously a comment designed to get a laugh, I think it’s fair to say that he is far from the worst striker, in terms of value for money, of Abramovich’s stint at Stamford Bridge.
Whilst we are highly unlikely to even explore the possibility of bringing Batshuayi to Palace permanently in June, I can’t help but like the bloke on a personal level. He’s proven himself to be an extremely adept finisher when played in a system that suits him and I’m certain that he could easily bag 20+ goals a season given the right set-up. Where that is remains to be seen but as and when he does leave us, I’ll wish him nothing but good luck.