Eden Hazard laughs at Michy Batshuayi trying to speak English

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There are plenty of challenges that are attached to being transferred to a new club.

The culture, language and environment can all take some time to adjust to but for a striker, it's always important to get your first goal as soon as possible.

Particularly if you are a 22-year-old who cost over £30 million pounds.

So when Michy Batshuayi equalised for Chelsea against Watford on Saturday, it meant much more than just getting his team back in the game.

The Belgian's first strike for the Blues set up a late Diego Costa winner for the second game running but it was Antonio Conte's decision to bring Batshuayi on in the second half which turned the clash in Chelsea's favour.

But after the game, it became clear the £33m signing is still settling into life in a different country. If his early attempts at English are anything to go by, that is.

He was joined by teammate Eden Hazard in an interview for Chelsea TV and even while his fellow Belgian was answering the questions, Batshuayi looked slightly apprehensive about how he would handle the conversation in English.

As you can see from the video below (roughly 1:00 in), the former Marseille forward actually does pretty well when asked what it meant to get on the scoresheet.

However, Hazard cannot help but burst into laughter once Batshuayi starts running out of English words.

In fairness, the striker has been at the club for little over a month, so for a first attempt it wasn't actually that bad.

Nevertheless, if you skip towards the end of the video, Hazard does offer to become his English teacher to help the new signing settle in.

Batshuayi will also be eyeing up a starting berth after his two impressive cameos so far this season.

Conte has preferred to begin matches with Costa acting as a sole striker but Chelsea have looked far more dangerous when Batshuayi has been thrown on alongside the Spanish international.

Given how flexible Chelsea's new manager is with his tactics and formations, it will be interesting to see if he takes the bold approach of starting both of his star strikers against Burnley next weekend.

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