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Michy Batshuayi has completed his return to Selhurst Park on loan

Michy Batshuayi has rejoined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan from Chelsea after signing a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgium striker scored six goals in 13 appearances during his first loan spell with the Eagles in 2019.

“I feel like I’m home now, so it’s good. But I need to do a good season here, to work a lot with my team-mates and I want to do my best here,” Batshuayi told Crystal Palace’s website.

“It’s not my first time here. I know the team-mates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it’s the best decision.

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“I’m happy, the coach is happy, my team-mates are happy. Let’s get to work.”

Batshuayi’s arrival boosts Roy Hodgson’s attacking options ahead of Palace’s opening game of the season against Southampton on Saturday.

“I am very happy we have secured Michy on a season long loan,” Hodgson added.

“He made a great impact at the club in his previous loan spell, albeit only five months long, displaying a goal scoring threat which we very much needed at that time and we are confident he will produce again.

“As a player who will help to convert our chances in to goals,…