Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea in the 2021 summer transfer market. He was redeemed from Inter Milan for 115 million euros.
This is the second period the Belgian striker played for Chelsea. Previously, Lukaku was in the Blues uniform from 2011 to 2014.
However, his performance with the Blues still did not live up to expectations.
In the Premier League this season, Lukaku has only scored three goals in 11 games. His incision made Lukaku lose sharply to a number of well-known midfielders.
Here are six midfielders who have scored more goals than Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League.
Youri Tielemans has played for Leicester City since 2019. The Foxes redeemed him from AS Monaco for 45 million euros.
After coming to the King Power Stadium, Tielemans immediately entered the Leicester main squad. He can play as a defensive midfielder to an attacking midfielder.
This season, Tielemans is quite shining. The Belgian player is able to pack five goals and two assists from 12 Premier League matches.
Nevertheless, Fernandes can still contribute goals and assists for the Red Devils.
This season, the 27-year-old has played 16 Premier League matches. Fernandes managed to create five goals and three assists from his appearance.
Unfortunately, Fernandes’ appearance has not been able to boost his club’s position. MU is currently stuck in 6th place in the Premier League standings with a collection of 27 points from 16 matches.
Not getting a place in Thomas Tuchel’s squad, Conor Gallagher decided to leave Chelsea in the transfer market last summer. He left for Crystal Palace on loan.
Under the polish of manager Patrick Vieira, Callagher showed a pretty slick performance.
His slick appearance made Gallagher into the England national team squad for the first time. He also made his debut in the match against San Marino in November.
Manchester City reportedly want to sell Bernardo Silva in the transfer market last summer. The arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa was one of the triggers.
After his move did not materialize, Silva was able to prove himself. The Portuguese player has appeared very bright this season.
This season, Rowe has scored seven goals and provided two assists in 16 Premier League games. As a result, Arsenal managed to bring it to the top four in the standings.
Thanks to his slick appearance, Smith Rowe also made it into the England squad for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. Mikel Arteta is lucky to have talented young players like Smith Rowe.
Mason Mount is a Chelsea academy player. The English midfielder is now the mainstay of coach Thomas Tuchel.
Mount has shown a very impressive performance with Chelsea this season. The 22-year-old player is able to score goals and assists for his team.
Mount has collected seven goals and four assists from 15 matches in the Premier League competition. That record makes Mount Chelsea’s temporary top scorer.