Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku from Anderlecht for a staggering £18m in 2011. Many people had heard about Lukaku's talents but hadn't really seen if he would live up to the price tag. He didn't really settle in at Chelsea when he arrived, despite the comparisons to his childhood role model Didier Drogba.
He was sent out on loan to West Brom last season and this showed the world what he is capable of. The young striker became an outstanding force to be reckoned with as his goals helped West Brom stay in the Premier League. He really did resemble Drogba in his prime. The power and pace made him a real threat and the goal he scored against Sunderland where he chased the ball down all the way to the keeper showed his desire.
With his outstanding goalscoring tally for the season people believed he would be Chelsea's main man seen as Torres and Ba were still struggling to be consistent. The return of Mourinho suggested that Lukaku would become his new Drogba and during the pre-season tour it looked like that was the case. He was loaned to Everton during the final minutes of deadline day and same as last season scoring goals in big games and dominating the opposition defences with his strength and speed.
Why Lukaku Should be Chelsea's Main Man?
Chelsea are linked with Cavani, Falcao and Diego Costa this summer to end the striker misery. These are all exceptional football players but they will cost a large amount of money and with the new financial fair play rule this isn't the best option. The funds from Mata, De Bryne and possibly Torres if they decide to part with the misfiring striker this season may be able to cover the cost.
But Chelsea have the answer in Lukaku he is young, strong, fast and proves he can score in the premier league he has adapted very well since he first arrived and is one of the best young strikers out there. He is also a Chelsea fan and this gives him a better vision from the other candidates because he will give more for the team and he knows that if he fails it will hurt the fans including himself.
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