‘He’s a finisher, a killer’: Joe Cole claims Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku will finish as the Champions League top goalscorer this season after scoring winner in Blues’ victory over Zenit
- Romelu Lukaku scored the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg
- The Belgian ahead headed dwelling Cesar Azpilicueta’s deep cross on 68 minutes
- Joe Cole believes Lukaku will find yourself as this year’s Champions League top scorer
- Rio Ferdinand hailed Lukaku as the ‘talisman’ in Thomas Tuchel’s aspect this time period
The Belgian ahead scored his fourth aim in 4 matches since rejoining the west London membership for £98million this summer season by heading in Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross with little over 20 minutes to go through the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Cole admitted that Lukaku was not at his finest on Tuesday night time however stated his medical nature makes him the right man to guide the membership’s Champions League defence beneath Thomas Tuchel.
Joe Cole has backed Romelu Lukaku (center) to be the Champions League top goalscorer
Lukaku (proper) headed dwelling Chelsea’s winner of their 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg
‘It’s a match made in heaven for each side,’ stated Cole, talking about Lukaku’s current transfer to Chelsea. ‘He’s actually put the complete bundle collectively.
‘I’m going to throw this on the market, I feel he’ll be top scorer within the Champions League this season.
‘Lukaku did not even have one in all his higher video games, he was a little bit scruffy however he is a finisher now, a killer. Once that ball was delivered there was solely going to be one winner, he is a nice finisher.’
The Champions League top goalscorer prize has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the previous decade and a half, with solely Neymar, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland managing to share the prize lately.
Cole claims ‘killer’ striker Lukaku has put the complete bundle collectively at Chelsea this season
Dortmund striker Haaland, who was linked with a transfer to Chelsea over the summer season earlier than Lukaku joined, was final year’s winner with 10 objectives in Europe’s premier membership competitors.
But Lewandowski staked his declare for the prize alongside Lukaku on Tuesday night time by netting a brace in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win at Barcelona, whereas Ronaldo additionally received on the scoresheet throughout Manchester United’s 2-1 loss at Young Boys.
Fellow BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand added that Lukaku is embracing the accountability of being Chelsea’s talisman this season and described him as the person to get Chelsea over the road in matches this time period.
The Belgian star has now scored 4 objectives in 4 matches since rejoining Chelsea for £98m
Rio Ferdinand says Lukaku is embracing the accountability of being Chelsea’s talisman
‘He’s the talisman in this crew now, he is their go-to man,’ stated Ferdinand. ‘If there’s a drawback with ending a sport, within the quick time he is been there he is already proving that when there’s a chance there available, he is received ice in his veins.
‘He needs it, he needs the accountability and he’ll ship it. He is the person at Stamford Bridge now who they appear to to win video games.
‘When you have received somebody up entrance like that it is a stunning feeling. You simply suppose, let me do my job and he will get us over the road. Tuchel has made them onerous to play towards, now they have the weapon to execute video games.’