Out of Favor Chelsea striker joins Crystal Palace amid demands for proper playtime

Chelsea striker has completed move to rejoin Crystal Palace as Timo Werner’s presence reduced need for his services at Stamford Bridge.

Michy Batshuayi is headed back to Crystal Palace on a loan move from the Blues Camp after both teams finalized deal to send the Belgian to Selhurst Park.

Although reports surfaced earlier that Blues have plans to hand Batshuayi a 12-month extension but the Belgian is yet to mark the paper as he already joined Palace.

Having netted 6 goals in 13 appearances during his previous loan spell to Palace, Batshuayi seems to be the only hope Roy Hodgson is looking up to in order to end his side’s goal scoring drought.

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“I feel like I’m home now, so it’s good. But I need to do a good season here, to work a lot with my teammates and I want to do my best here,” Batshuayi told Crystal Palace’s official website.

“It’s not my first time here. I know the teammates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it’s the best decision.

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“I’m happy, the coach is happy, my teammates are happy. Let’s get to work.”

Hodgson added: “I am very happy we have secured Michy on a season long loan.

“He made a great impact at the club in his previous loan spell, albeit only five months long, displaying a goal scoring threat which we very much needed at that time and we are confident he will produce again.

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“As a player who will help to convert our chances in to goals, Michy will be another valuable addition to the two new signings we have made this summer. It’s another boost for the players and fans alike, and I’m sure everyone will join me in saying welcome back Michy.”

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