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Here’s why everything is in place for Michy Batshuayi to score for Chelsea this weekend

When Michy Batshuayi scored three goals in three pre-season games plenty of people thought he’d carry that form into the start of Chelsea’s campaign.

Alvaro Morata’s arrival completely stole his thunder but, with the Spaniard out injured, Batshuayi now has a chance to shine at Stamford Bridge.

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So what are the chances of Batman shining when Chelsea travel to Crystal Palace this Saturday?

It’s a numbers game

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It’s a numbers game

Pretty high, thanks for asking.

Batshuayi has hit his stride having failed to find the back of the net in Chelsea’s opening four games.

The 24-year-old has scored six goals in his last six games for club and country.

Can Batman shine against Palace?

From one Hazard to another

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From one Hazard to another

That spell included a hat-trick against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup and a goal for Belgium against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

But his most important moment came in the shape of an eight-minute cameo against Atletico Madrid in which he netted the winner.

Cue plenty of social media activity.

Given Palace have already conceded 17 Premier League goals, more than any other team, Batshuayi couldn’t have wished for a better opponent to score a first league goal this season.

Since Roy Hodgson’s arrival on 12 September Palace have conceded ten goals in three league games. Their last two games, against Man City and Man United, saw Palace ship nine times.

Batshuayi has probably already got his celebratory tweets lined up. Prepare for something dank.


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