Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has been singing the praises of Blues hitman Michy Batshuayi in his column for the Times.
Cascarino made 629 club appearances throughout his illustrious career, with 40 of those being made in a Chelsea shirt. He also found the back of the net 248 times in league competitions, meaning that he has well earned his right to pass judgement on centre-forwards.
One player he has been discussing in his column for the Times is Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi. The Belgian has found opportunities hard to come by since his arrival in West London in the summer of 2016, but was the match-winner against Watford at the weekend, scoring twice off the bench. Cascarino is impressed.
In his column for the times, Cascarino hailed Batshuayi’s impressive Premier League goal-scoring record:
“I’ve heard an awful lot about what Michy Batshuayi cannot do, but the one thing he can do is score goals and his record of one goal every 60.57 minutes makes him the most deadly striker in Premier League history.”
He went on to add in his column for the Times that, although it is a small sample size, he has positioned himself among some of the best strikers ever to play in England’s top tier:
“OK, he has only scored seven so far but, among players who have scored more than five, nobody has scored more often – and that includes legends such as Thierry Henry, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Sergio Aguero.”