Romelu Lukaku is considered a complete striker for Chelsea . The Belgian has proven himself to be an accomplished goalscorer.
Lukaku returns to Chelsea after being redeemed from Inter Milan. The 28-year-old striker was signed for a transfer fee of 97.5 million pounds sterling.
As many as 3 matches have been played by Lukaku with Chelsea, there have been 3 goals made. In the most recent Chelsea match, Lukaku scored 2 goals in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.
The official Premier League website noted that Lukaku scored 1 goal with his left foot and 2 goals with his right foot. There has been no Lukaku goal with a header.
But, with Lukaku’s height being 190 centimeters, a goal from the top ball seemed to be a matter of time. There have been 23 headed goals scored by Lukaku in the Premier League from a total of 255 appearances.
With the game shown by Lukaku, former Chelsea player, Joe Cole , did not hesitate to give praise to the former Manchester United player.
“Before the season started, everyone knew Chelsea were looking for a number 9 in the transfer market – and realistically, there were 5 names that met the criteria,” Cole said in the Mirror .
“You look at Lewandowski, Haaland, Mbappe, Ronaldo and Lukaku, they are all in the top bracket.”
“None of them will come cheap because they are the best at it, but when you break it down, and look at the attributes Chelsea need, Lukaku is great business.”
“We’re talking about a proven goalscorer, who is 28 years old and at the peak of his strength. The complete package — speed, power, tough in the air, good at finishing, lots of it,” he added.
Chelsea vs Zenit Champions League Prediction: The Blues have the upper hand
Chelsea vs Zenit is presented in the inaugural Group H match of the 2021/2022 Champions League season. Predict the match, the Blues have the upper hand!
Chelsea vs Zenit will take place at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday (15/9) in the morning at 02.00 WIB. Chelsea are actually the defending Champions League champions will face Zenit which could be a surprise.
Chelsea is again in a brilliant ten in the Premier League. The team from London is currently sitting in second place in the standings with 10 points firmly attached to MU above it.
Chelsea are unbeaten from four matches in the Premier League. Including, winning the European Super Cup title against Villareal.
Zenit itself is not an opponent to be underestimated. Zenit is also again victorious in the Russian League.
Zenit is currently ranked first in the league standings. They collected 17 points from five wins and two draws from seven matches.
Sardar Azmoun is also hot. The Iranian striker has scored five goals in seven matches.
Reporting from Opta , Chelsea on paper are more favored than Zenit in the Champions League match later. Some facts show it.
Chelsea vs Zenit meeting is the first time this has happened for the two clubs in the Champions League. Zenit is at a disadvantage.
Zenit are winless in their last seven Champions League matches. The details are six defeats and one draw.
Zenit’s last three matches against England in European club competitions have all ended in defeat. Last against Liverpool in February 2013 in the Europa League.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 group stage matches in the Champions League (seven wins and four draws). Their last defeat was against Valencia in September 2019.
On paper, Chelsea is clearly the seed over Zenit with a predicted victory of 60 percent versus 40 percent.
Can Chelsea secure the three points? Or rather, this time Zenit could be a dangerous surprise?