Chelsea will certainly improve as an organisation should they seal Romelu Lukaku before the season begins.

For one, their goal output should increase dramatically.

Last year, Everton and Arsenal were the only top ten Premier League clubs who scored fewer times than the Blues.

Lukaku meanwhile netted 27% of Inter Milan’s 89 Serie A strikes in 2020/21.

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He can also provide a much more defined picture of Chelsea’s formation.

Thomas Tuchel typically opted for a 3-4-2-1 system, often using a ‘false nine’ as the furthest man forward.

Deploying an actual no.9 would add a focal point and directness to their attack.

So, as an overall picture, Lukaku will bring extra light to Stamford Bridge.

But who are set to personally benefit from the Belgian’s potential arrival?

Thomas Tuchel

This may sound obvious, but Tuchel is surely going to gain the most from Inter’s main man.

If the Chelsea boss can unlock Lukaku’s full power, then the footballing world is his oyster.

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A challenge for Manchester City’s domestic title can be thrust into fifth gear, with very little need to slam on the breaks.

Retaining the Champions League would also be a very strong possibility.

Permitted Tuchel can maintain his side’s strong defensive record, whilst fully exploiting Lukaku’s firepower, he will be onto a winner.

Timo Werner

From a player’s standpoint, Timo Werner should be licking his lips at the thought of a new offensive teammate.

So often the pressure was on the German to perform and secure the victory for Chelsea.

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Although that anticipation won’t have faded completely, Lukaku will likely receive most of the focus.

Which should allow Werner to get on with his business, unrestricted by the world’s eyes glaring down on him.

Plus, his assists column could well shoot through the roof thanks to having someone to aim for in the middle.

Borussia Dortmund  

Quietly, Borussia Dortmund lucked out in this particular scenario.

It seemed for so long that they were going to lose Erling Haaland this summer, their prized possession and saviour extraordinaire.

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This could still happen before the window closes.

However, Chelsea’s interest in Lukaku hints that they have given up on Haaland for now.

Dortmund can therefore bask in his glory for at least one more campaign before his relatively cheap release clause kicks in next June.

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