Chelsea made 3 signings during the summer transfer window with Marcus Betinelli, Romelu Lukaku, and Saúl Niguez all joining the Blues.
One signing that made major headlines not just at Chelsea but in the whole footballing world was the £97.5 million signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan
The striker made his return to the club after spells at Everton, Manchester United, and Inter Milan and he’s returned a better player than the player that left Chelsea in 2013 after failing to really impress at the club.
Lukaku is back and he’s back as one of the best strikers in the world, something he’s shown in his first couple of games at the club. It took only 15 minutes for Lukaku to score on his second Chelsea debut against Arsenal and he proved to be a handful for the entire Arsenal backline throughout the whole 90 minutes he was on the pitch.
Lukaku has also impressed on international duty for Belgium in the past one week as he scored 3 goals in 2 games for the Belgian Red Devils and it was made more memorable for the 28 year old as he reached a century of appearances for his country when the Belgian Red Devils lined up against Czech Republic.
Chelsea legend John Terry has praised the forward and the former Aston Villa assistant coach believes that Lukaku can help push Chelsea in the race for the premier league title.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Terry described Lukaku as the player Chelsea have been missing as he backed him to succeed on his return to the club:
“I think Chelsea are looking very good, Lukaku is the one big one missing. Even though they won the Champions League last season they probably just missed out overall because of that, I think bringing him in he kind of gives that, he’s shown that already”
“He’s got something to prove at Chelsea as well, it didn’t work out for him before, I know Rom very well and he’s very determined to do well. Chelsea are looking great at the minute and hopefully they can give Manchester City a push.”
Chelsea fans would be hoping Lukaku lives up to the high expectations. The Belgian returned to Chelsea early from international duty few days ago to run a scan on an injury he’s been nursing but he’s expected to be fit enough to face Aston Villa when the premier league returns this weekend.