Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has accepted he will always be compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, but is keen to make his own name at the club.

The talented Belgian struck 17 goals in an impressive loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last season, but he is now fully focused on breaking into the Blues first 11 this season.

Lukaku has started the first two games of the season on the bench but after impressing on both occasions he came on he is now pushing for a first start at the home of the champions Manchester United on Monday night.

Ahead of the game Lukaku told the Evening Standard: "There will always be comparisons but I have my own name,” said the young striker who scored a hat-trick for West Brom against United on the final day of last season.

“I am young and I can still make my own way. I have to keep working hard with the team and make the best out of the opportunities that I get. I will not put too much pressure on myself to score.

“If I work hard enough the goals will come, as a striker if you do your job you will deliver. I feel that I am getting closer to where I want to be.”

The youngster was also quick to squash talk of the game at Old Trafford being a crucial fixture come the end of the season, with it only being the early part of the season.

He added: “When Manchester City won the title two years ago, Manchester United were many points ahead and City came back,” he added.

"So anything can happen and it is still only the start of the season. We have six out of six and we want to stay at the top for as long as possible but we have to keep working hard.

"We have a few difficult games coming up but we are ready and hopefully we can do the job.”

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