Capable of being anonymous for long periods and then finding the back of the net in a flash and of giving the ball away repeatedly before waltzing through the opposition defence, Michy Batshuayi is not your average frontman. “Batsman”, as he is known in the game, is only happy when he is scoring goals, and there have been plenty of those during spells with Standard Liege, Olympique Marseille and Borussia Dortmund, while he has also given more than a glimpse of his finishing abilities at Chelsea.
Batshuayi is developing fast. With his athleticism and shooting skills, this rising star plays the game as if it comes naturally and easily to him. Yet behind that seemingly carefree approach he has worked hard on his game, to the extent that he now has the look of an all-round striker, a player who is on the move and determined to make an impact wherever he goes, starting in Russia with Belgium.