Romelu Lukaku can make all the difference in whether or not Chelsea win the Premier League, says former Premier League winner Alan Shearer.
“Chelsea had everything but a goalscorer last season and there have been too many occasions when they created chances and didn’t put the ball in the net,” said Shearer.
“Lukaku is changing that because we know he’ll score goals. He guarantees a lot of them, which is why they went out of their way to get him and were ready to spend so much to get him back to Stamford Bridge. “
The ex-Blackburn and Newcastle striker believes Lukaku has improved since leaving Manchester United for Inter Milan in 2019 – and can now be considered one of the best strikers in the world.
“He’s a better all-round player now and he’s hungry and has something to prove at Chelsea after leaving at a young age,” he said.
“Lukaku comes to a club that has everything else to win the title, although there are some teams that have something to say about it.”
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