Jason Cundy wants more from Chelsea player that impressed him

'Can't stop him': Jason Cundy raves about quick Chelsea player he wants to see more from

Jason Cundy was left raving about Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku after his contribution on Sunday, but admitted he wants to see more performances of the same level moving forward.

Lukaku, who came on as half-time substitute in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day, massively impressed by scoring one and earning his side a penalty.

The 28-year-old centre-forward has had a stop-start campaign since returning to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

He’s not started a league match since mid-October due to a mix of form, injury and illness. However, The Chelsea Chronicle has named him in the predicted starting line-up for tomorrow’s league fixture at home to Brighton.

Cundy is desperate for Lukaku to now kick on after his cameo display against Villa, citing his strength and speed as big parts of his game.

“You just can’t stop him (Lukaku). Power, pace, awareness, using his upper body… A game-changing display [against Villa]. Need to see more of it,” Cundy said.

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Chelsea better with Lukaku

Yes, Lukaku’s not quite lived up to expectation since re-signing from Inter Milan. It’s fair to acknowledge that the Belgian frontman has had a rollercoaster few months, though.

He makes this Chelsea XI look a much greater threat when he’s playing well as the leading striker.

It’s obvious that he’s got the physicality to bully most defenders in the division, something Villa’s backline brutally found out. In addition, he can mix his play up by running in behind on occasions and he’s far quicker than most neutrals think.

He’s scored six goals in 17 appearances so far this season in all competitions, but he should be ambitious and look to treble that tally before the end of the campaign.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.