Date: 29th October 2019 at 7:45am
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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.

Since the 26-year-old’s £35.1 million arrival from Olympique de Marseille in 2016 (per Transfermarkt), the Belgian has found game time hard to come by with the Blues.

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.

What do we think?

Batshuayi was awarded a 6/10 for his last Chelsea outing (per 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.


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