Michy Batshuayi delivers message to Chelsea fans after spectacular own goal v Tottenham
By Harry Sykes
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi scored a spectacular own goal with almost his first touch of the game against Tottenham at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
He’d only been on the pitch two minutes when Tottenham won a free kick on the left-hand side of the pitch.
Christian Eriksen whipped a trademark ball into the box and with the goal gaping, Batshuayi rifled a header past Thibaut Courtoi, making the game 1-1.
With only eight minutes left and having held out since the 24th minute it looked like being a disastrous introduction for the Chelsea striker, but luckily for him Marcos Alonso scored his second of the game to win it in the 88th minute.
After the game Batshuayi took to Twitter to admit that it “could have been worse.” He also thanked the left foot of Marcos Alonso for saving his blushes.
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— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 20, 2017
The win gets Chelsea up and running for the season after they were stunned 3-2 by Burnley at home last weekend.
It piles more misery on Tottenham at Wembley, after they had huge problems in their European campaigns there last season.
It means Tottenham have won just two games out of the last 11 they’ve played at Wembley, and lost eight.
In other Chelsea news, the club have been handed a huge boost as this vital duo are set to return to action.