'He was screaming for the ball': ESPN pundit really impressed by Chelsea player yesterday that was so vocal

Don Hutchison singled out Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku for praise after his performance yesterday against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Blues conceded two late goals on Saturday to end up with a 2-2 home draw against Wolves, which once again highlighted difficulties this season when playing at Stamford Bridge.

It’s a result in the Premier League that means Thomas Tuchel’s side are nervously looking over their shoulders.

With three league games remaining, third-placed Chelsea are only a point above Arsenal in fourth. The more crucial statistic is that the Blues are five points above Tottenham in fifth, so a top-four finish still remains likely.

Lukaku at least enjoyed a great weekend by scoring two goals on his return to the starting line-up.

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The 28-year-old striker received praise from Tuchel post-match, so let’s see if he can keep his starting position against Leeds United on Wednesday night.

ESPN pundit Hutchison was impressed by Lukaku’s contribution against Wolves. In particular, he noticed he was loudly demanding the ball from teammates.

“Lukaku only had nine touches in the first half, second half he was so much better. He was screaming for the ball in at his feet. Second half he played like the Lukaku of Inter Milan where he was turning people, rolling defenders, he got the penalty. The ball from [Christian] Pulisic was perfect for his second goal,” Hutchison told ESPN.

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Final four games

Chelsea are now looking ahead to their final four matches of the 2021/22 season.

There’s three important league matches in there and they need results to make sure of Champions League qualifaction.

In addition, next weekend will the FA Cup final against Liverpool, which is reportedly set to be refereed by Craig Pawson.

It’s a more uncomfortable end to the league season that many predicted, but it keeps the team switched on around a cup final.

An encouraging performance from Lukaku on the weekend will hopefully allow him to finish strongly what’s been a fairly underwhelming campaign from an individual point of view.

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