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Michy Batshuayi perfectly responds to insulting Twitter troll during Chelsea V Watford

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Last Saturday had all the makings of a bad day at the office for Chelsea.

The Premier League champions were trailing Watford 2-1 with 20 minutes to go at Stamford Bridge and the Hornets - Richarlison in particular - managed to miss two open goals in the process.

However, Twitter king Michy Batshuayi entered the fray and changed the game with two goals on top of Cesar Azpilicueta's effort to give the Blues a 4-2 win.

It was only one week prior that Arsenal legend Ian Wright was criticising the Belgian striker's movement on Match of the Day, but his brace did the talking for him.

The former Marseille man has gained something of a cult following online because of the way he interacts with fans and the jokes that he makes, but following Wright's criticism he had gone radio silent for numerous days.

However, he had plenty of tweets up his sleeve following Chelsea's comeback win and he had every reason to be happy.

A Chelsea fan, who seemed to be struggling with the prospect of Bayshuayi coming off the bench on Saturday, sent out a tweet prior to his introduction that ended up going viral.

Now, it's clear he didn't think Batshuayi could turn the game around, but he did.

Furthermore, the 24-year-old striker caught hold of the tweet and on Monday afternoon, he took great pleasure in responding.

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Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino moved to praise Batshuayi on Monday by insisting he needs to be appreciated more.

Writing in his column in The Times, Cascarino wrote: "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.

"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.

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"Batshuayi is a throwback to the days of the supersub.

"These days you rarely send a player on with any expectation that they are going to score.

"Batshuayi offers a genuine threat and he should be appreciated."

Regardless of what he does on the pitch, we all agree Batshuayi on Twitter!

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