Graeme Souness has shared a moment he spotted from Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku yesterday that he loved during the 3-0 win against Aston Villa.
The Blues continued an unbeaten start to the Premier League season by beating Villa by a three-goal margin at Stamford Bridge, albeit the scoreline doesn’t quite reflect a close contest.
Lukaku, 28, scored a goal in each half to announce himself in front of the home crowd. Also, Mateo Kovacic got a rare goal for himself.
Despite the goalscoring heroics, Sky pundit Souness was keen to highlight an off-camera incident he spotted from Lukaku during the second half against Villa.
He explains a moment from the Belgian striker where he showed great leadership skills to encourage teammate Hakim Ziyech after a misplaced pass.
“It’s all about the team, and I think he’s learned that. There is one particular incident in the second half where Ziyech didn’t find him with an obvious pass. The camera went away, but I kept my eye on him, and he was applauding Ziyech for even attempting to get the ball to him,” Souness told Sky Sports Football (7:55pm, 11 September).
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Of course, Lukaku is bringing Chelsea extra goals and more firepower to their team this season.
However, his overall impact within the squad means he’s worth the huge transfer fee.
It looks like he’s already settled in as a leader within the Blues group, so it’s no surprise to hear of off-camera incidents like the one involving Ziyech yesterday.
Lukaku may turn out to be the best Chelsea signing in years based on how he’s started following his return to the club. He’s yet another experienced leader that will drive this team forward this season.
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