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FIFA 18: EA Sports trolls Michy Batshuayi post Chelsea's Champions League win over Atletico Madrid

Soumo Ghosh
3.72K   //    01 Oct 2017, 17:39 IST

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Michy Batchuayi's attempt to troll EA Sports went terribly wrong.

What's the story

The Chelsea striker, after scoring a late winner for Antonio Conte's side, carried on his online banter with EA Sports, tagging him in a rather peculiar tweet.

Batshuayi, who is known for having such banter on Twitter, attempted to pull the game developers' leg. However, what started as an attempt to troll EA Sports, soon backfired after the latter came up with an ingenious come-back.

In reply to Batshuayi's tweet, EA Sports posted a video, suggesting that the 23-year-old went on to customise his FIFA 18 stats to 99 after Wednesday's game.

In case you didn't know

Chelsea stole a march on the likes of AS Roma and Atletico Madrid in Group C of the Champions League, which also contains FK Qarabag of Azerbaijan, with their win over Atletico.

Although the Spanish side stole the march on the Blues courtesy an Anotino Griezman penalty, Conte's side came back in the second half with goals from the twos top strikers -- Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi.

The latter scored his goal as late as the 94th minute, leaving the Spanish capital-bound Diego Costa heartbroken in the stands.


Heart of the matter

Despite the fact that Batshuayi has earned a few brownie points with the last minute winner against Atletico, the Belgian striker has a difficult task ahead of him, with Chelsea's first choice striker Alvaro Morata suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday's Premier League game against Manchester City.

Batshuayi is largely expected to fill in for the Spaniard, who looks set to miss a few games for the Blues. This compounds Conte's woes, as the Italian manager has already had to go about the first few weeks of the season without the services of his star winger Eden Hazard. Although Hazard now seems to be steadily getting back to full fitness, Morata's injury could be a big blow for the defending Premier League champions.

Author's take:

Batshuayi's attempt at trolling EA Sports may have backfired, but it turned to be a rather good PR opportunity for the game developers, who launched FIFA 18 last month. On a more lighter note, Batshuayi, it can be clearly stated, is nowhere near being worth 99 rating points.

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