Chelsea have had four managers since the start of 2016/17 season and Michy Batshuayi has struggled to impress all of them.
The situation has forced the Blues to send him out on loan since 2018 and in August, the west London club extended his contract and allowed him to join Besiktas on a temporary deal.
On September 8th, Het Belang van Limburg reported the 27-year-old has been ‘undergoing sporting agony’ since joining Chelsea in 2016.
In the absence of Romelu Lukaku, suspended for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Belarus, Roberto Martínez started Batshuayi on Wednesday.
Former Newcastle United defender Philippe Albert, who represented Belgium between 1987 and 1997, was critical about the Chelsea owned player. He is of the belief Batshuayi’s presence on the pitch hinders the team.
“The new Besiktas striker is of good will but he often irritates his teammates by not understanding the others, which makes them all play less well,” Albert was quoted as saying by Foot Mercato.
“And his obsession with increasing his crazy stats (22 goals in 37 caps) in the national team hurts the fluidity of the Belgian game. Hopefully his season in Turkey will do him some good because we might have a real problem.
“Given his mind-blowing personal stats for the national team, Batshuayi is always a highly anticipated forward when he steps up for the game. Against Belarus, it was more difficult than expected, despite a cancelled goal and two clear chances.”
Albert is of the belief Besiktas are the right club for the Belgium international and has urged him to regain his best version during his loan stay in Turkey.
“He must rebuild his confidence in Turkey, where Besiktas offer him a golden opportunity to get back on track after five years traveling on the bench where he has never managed to win. Once he stacks up a few goals on the shores of the Bosphorus, things will be better for him, you’ll see,” he added.
“Hopefully nothing bad happens to him in terms of injuries between now and the Nations League Final Four or the World Cup in Qatar.”