LONDON: Romelu Lukaku has fulfilled his dream of becoming Chelsea’s top striker and now the Belgian striker wants to help his club retain the Champions League title.
Lukaku scored at Stamford Bridge for the first time early on Sunday morning as his two goals helped Chelsea to a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.
After exploding in his first appearance since returning to Chelsea against Arsenal in August, Lukaku has already scored three goals from three appearances through his sharp finish.
The chances of scoring a goal are hard to come by as defensive tactics are used by most Italian clubs, but Lukaku was able to help Inter Milan win their first title in 11 years.
Lukaku’s tactics and composure were different when he played for Manchester United and it impressed Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Having Lukaku on the attacking side proved to make a difference as Chelsea plan for consecutive Champions League titles in addition to challenging for the Premier League title.
As Borussia Dortmund try to sell Erling Braut Haaland on the market, Lukaku remains Tuchel’s top choice.
Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham have left the club and Timo Werner’s role has also diminished since Lukaku’s presence.
And the responsibility of the player will continue to increase.
“It’s a good start but we have to keep working. We know this year will be very competitive. A lot of teams will be fighting for the title,” Lukaku said.