Ian Wright made some excellent points about Romelu Lukaku’s performance v Chelsea

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Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a magnificent start to his Manchester United career after completing his £75 million transfer from Everton in the summer.

The Belgium international scored 11 goals in his first 11 appearances for the club and was the bookmakers’ favourite, at one point, to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot award.

But since the previous international break, Lukaku has failed to score a single goal.

Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was the seventh successive match in which the 24-year-old has failed to hit the back of the net.

His last goal for United came in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace back on September 30.

Despite his goal drought, Lukaku still finds himself in joint-second place in the race for the Golden Boot, just one goal behind Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane.

Jose Mourinho will hope Lukaku will rediscover his goalscoring touch when the Red Devils take on Newcastle United in their first match after the international break on November 18.


Ian Wright nails it with his Lukaku analysis

But he will need to do a few things differently, according to former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, if he’s to score goals consistently again.


"When you aren't scoring, you look at two things: am I getting the service and am I making the right runs?” Wright said on Match of the Day 2. "I think it is a combination of the two.”

We were then shown Lukaku’s touch map which showed that he failed to get a single touch of the ball inside Chelsea’s penalty area.


"He is well capable of scoring in this team but he is making the wrong moves and the chances aren't coming,” he added.

Wright on Lukaku's movement and positioning

Wright then showed how Lukaku wasn’t making runs into the box or driving at Chelsea’s defence when he had the ball in space.



“I’d be petrified if Romelu Lukaku got the ball there,” Wright continued. “He copped out.”

Wright on Lukaku and Rashford partnership

The former England international then pointed out that Lukaku and Rashford have to develop more of an understanding if they’re to be effective upfront together.


"I am not sure how he is going to score goals if they keep playing like this,” he said.

Wright finished his analysis by having a pop at Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has struggled for form of late.


"Mkhitaryan had six passes to him,” Wright concluded. “That is nowhere near good enough."

Video: Wright's analysis of Lukaku v Chelsea

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