Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter in their droves to share their belief that Michy Batshuayi should have a starting spot against Manchester United.
Following a post to Twitter from Chelsea’s official account in which Frank Lampard was answering fans’ questions, Blues supporters inundated the replies with requests to see the Belgian start on Wednesday.
Batshuayi found the net in his last Chelsea outing, a six-minute cameo in the 4-1 victory away to Southampton, and has been situated on the bench in the Blues’ following two ties.
The 26-year-old has found his game time limited so far this season and fans were left demanding to see more of the Belgian striker in the upcoming Carabao Cup clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils.
Hi Super Frankie @franklampard Thank you for starting @cpulisic_10
Is it not time to give @Batshauyi a premier league start too?
In Nigeria we are super excited with the good works you are doing. I personally like your humility and openness to all players.
— G.E.N.E.R.A.L M.A.Z.I (@GENERALMAZII) October 28, 2019
reece james ,pulisic and bats must play vs machester united
— CUPLISS BAR BAR (@cupliss_bar) October 28, 2019
Not gonna lie… as an American, Batshuayi is becoming one of my favorite players.
— Elwood (@skilesn) October 27, 2019
Wouldn’t be surprised to see Batshuayi start too
— Rohan Shetty (@rohan__04) October 27, 2019
In over 60 outings for Chelsea, Batshuayi has scored 23 goals and assisted six, however, his strong return has been met with a lack of starts leading to loan moves to: Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace (via Transfermarkt).
Despite only making five substitute appearances in the league for the Blues, it appears as if many Blues fans want to see more of the Belgian in the form of a start against the Red Devils.
A Great week as a @chelseafc fan. My formation: 3:2:3:2.
Kepa , Tomori, Zouma,Reece.
Mateo and Jorginho.
Callum odoi , Willian,Pulisic.
Batshuayi And Abraham. They defend as team and kill the game earlier. Subs Pedro . Giroud and ceaser. @ talkchelsea
— Kanzira M Randy (@KanziraRandy) October 28, 2019
More like :
Reece tomori zouma Emerson
CHO Barkley Pedro
— Senor (@Senor__royal) October 27, 2019
I’ll just give you my lineup.
James, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson;
Willian, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi;
5 changes. Strong side and rests players like Azpi, Jorginho, Mount and Tammy who’ve played loads.
— James (@FtblJames_) October 27, 2019
What do we think?
Batshuayi was awarded a 6/10 for his last Chelsea outing (per football.london) despite only featuring in the game for six minutes.
The 26-year-old grabbed a goal and was a live wire, albeit only for a short period of time, however, a chance to show what he can do over 90 minutes – as opposed to coming off the bench – would be beneficial to both Batshuayi and Lampard.
This being as the Belgian striker will either sink or swim, against the somewhat resurgent Manchester United. If he swims then Chelsea have greater forward options – and if not then the Blues can attempt to recoup some of that initial £35.1 million outlay.