In a funny tweet to Lauren James' brother and Chelsea star Reece James, Michy Batshuayi made fun of the fact that Lauren James, a member of the England Lionesses, is a better finisher than him. The former Blues striker Batshuayi was obviously watching with great interest as England women's team thrashed China 6-1 in the Women's World Cup on Tuesday.
For Sarina Wiegman's team, James was in outstanding form as they easily advanced to the tournament's knockout round. She scored two spectacular goals, provided assists on three more, and had another fantastic attempt which was unfortunately deemed as offside.
The previous teammates of her brother Reece noticed James' performance. During his time in the Premier League with Chelsea and Crystal Palace, Batshuayi developed a reputation for his quickness in the penalty area. He tagged Blues men's player James to brag about his sibling.
“Damn Lauren’s got a better finish than me, bro,” Batshuayi, who now plays for Fenerbahce, told James. Reece responded to the tweet with three laughing emojis.
A lot of supporters concurred that the striker, who made 48 appearances for Chelsea and scored eight Premier League goals, had it right. Batshuayi served six years at Chelsea, but he struggled to have an influence on the team, leaving on four loans until leaving permanently in the summer of 2017 for Fenerbahce. Only eight goals were scored by him, one of which was the title-winning goal against Crystal Palace in the 2016–17 campaign. The Belgian's finishing was subpar, and he believes Lauren James has performed better in that area in the past.
At the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, which is now taking place in Australia and New Zealand, Lauren James has been the flame for England. Since England's play against Denmark on Friday, in their second World Cup game, James has consistently produced game-winning performances.
When James scored in the game's sixth minute, the spectators' attention was instantly drawn to her. She maintained the scoring in England's third game against China by putting two more goals in the net in the 65th and 41st minutes as England sealed the game 6-1.