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Mourinho plays down Lukaku and Drogba comparisons

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Romelu Lukaku has been impressive for Chelsea on their pre-season tour of Asia, as he has scored in each of the two matches played. 

His performances excited his manager Jose Mourinho, who believes the 20-year-old Belgian forward will challenge for a first team place.

"Lukaku had a fantastic manager last season but Steve (Clarke) is Steve, I am me and West Brom is not Chelsea. It's up to the kid, but he's open and intelligent to learn the kind of movement we want," said Mourinho in a press conference after his side's 4-1 win against a Malaysian XI

However, the Portuguese manager warned that the Belgian should not be compared to the Ivorian striker Didier Drogba as he claims that the former has a lot of work to do before he can be mentioned in the circle of Chelsea legends.

"People compare him to Didier Drogba, but we have to respect Didier because he's unique in Chelsea's history, and we have to respect Lukaku. The best way to do that is not compare him to a legend in Chelsea's history. Leave Didier where he is, at the top of Chelsea's history, and leave Lukaku to work hard. The kid is good."

Drogba, 35, who was voted Chelsea's greatest player ever by a poll of 20,000 fans, may be returning to Chelsea either as a player or as a coach, according to the Express.

Nevertheless, Mourinho's statement does not rule out the fact that Lukaku is an intelligent striker, as he scored more Premier league goals for West Brom than Fernando Torres or Demba Ba did for the Blues last season.

He appears to be the most preferred of the three strikers, but this might not remain the case, especially if Wayne Rooney arrives at Stamford Bridge.

 

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