Romelu Lukaku scored on his second Chelsea debut in a 2 – 0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku opened his Chelsea account with a first-half tap in and overall performance that shows how far he’s come.
Famously, Romelu Lukaku never scored a goal during his first spell with Chelsea. Since then, he’s picked up a habit for scoring goals – particularly on his debut.
It’s been a long road back to Chelsea, including West Bromwich, Liverpool, Manchester and Milan. Lukaku has scored in his first appearance for West Brom, Liverpool, Man United and Inter.
It was written in the stars for him to score in his first game back for Chelsea. Against an Arsenal team that was there for the taking, Lukaku showed exactly what he brings to the team.
It will be no surprise to hear that Lukaku’s idol is Didier Drogba. The Belgian displayed all the strength, speed and ruthlessness that Drogba symbolised at Stamford Bridge. Now, Lukaku follows in the footsteps of Drogba and Diego Costa as a bruising, devastating number 9 leading the line for the Blues.
His move to the already-European-Champions completes them as a team, and guarantees goals. Thomas Tuchel even described him as ‘the missing piece’.
Last season, Chelsea had a lot of talented attackers in Havertz, Mount, Werner, Ziyech, Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi. However, it was unclear who the leader was among that young group. Midfielder Jorginho ended up as their top scorer with 7 goals.
Lukaku takes the pressure off the Chelsea attackers and allows them to do what they do best, knowing he will be there to score the goals. And with that move, Chelsea are title contenders.