Michy Batshuayi arrived at Chelsea from Marseille in the summer of 2016 and has struggled to enjoy regular playing time at the west London club.

This saw the forward go out on various loans since 2018 and in August, he signed a new contract with the Blues before joining Beşiktaş on a season-long loan deal.

His Chelsea situation hasn’t had an impact on his chances of representing Belgium regularly, where Roberto Martínez has used him as a backup for Romelu Lukaku.

The Chelsea summer signing is suspended for the clash against Belarus and Het Belang van Limburg asks, who among Batshuayi and Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke will start in Lukaku’s absence.

When discussing the Blues owned player, HBVL say the 27-year-old ‘has been undergoing a sporting agony since his transfer to Chelsea in 2016’. However, his ‘great asset’ with the national team is his goalscoring record.

The report says Batshuayi [a goal every 72 minutes] averages better than the ex-Everton star, who scores a goal every 95 minutes and Benteke in 129 minutes. For this reason alone, HBVL explains that Martínez ‘blindly chose’ Batshuayi, presumably ahead of Benteke.