‘No doubt’: Rio Ferdinand says Chelsea player who’s having a ‘rough period’ right now will come good

Rio Ferdinand has confidently claimed that Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku will soon overcome his “rough period” in front of goal to start scoring goals again.

Lukaku, 28, was the big name addition in the summer when he re-signed for the Blues and sealed a return to Stamford Bridge.

The left-footed striker started the season excellently, scoring four goals in his opening four appearances. However, the Belgium international has now failed to net in his last six consecutive Chelsea appearances. 

It’s hardly time to panic after a small run without scoring, but by the high standards he’s set in the last couple of years it’s a noticeable dip.

Pundit Ferdinand has shown his faith for Lukaku by predicting the ex-Manchester United centre-forward will soon be back among the goals.

“Lukaku hasn’t scored in six games but they are still winning games. There is no doubt in my mind he comes back and scores a hatful of goals. He’s just having a bit of a rough period like all strikers go through,” Ferdinand said.

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Chelsea need 20+ goals from Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku is still impacting games as a focal point in attack, but he’s going to be judged by plenty on his goal output.

There are numerous players within the Blues squad that can chip in with goals. In fact, there has already been 12 different goalscorers this season in the Blues squad. 

Lukaku is the individual that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is relying on to be the main source of goals. It’s worth noting though the manager suggested today that he’s perhaps being overworked due to a pile up of fixtures.

His emphatic record of 64 goals in 95 appearances for Inter are the kind of numbers Chelsea are desperate for.

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Great run of fixtures before November break

Chelsea play six more games across various competitions before the next international break in November. 

The London club face Swedish opposition Malmo twice in the Champions League group stages, starting on Wednesday night at the Bridge. 

Also, there is a Carabao Cup fixture at home to Southampton. 

They also play Premier League matches against Norwich City, Newcastle United and Burnley.

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