RIO FERDINAND and Glenn Hoddle claim Romelu Lukaku will be Chelsea’s “mouthwatering focal point” – as the perfect striker for Thomas Tuchel’s tactics.
And Premier League legends are tipping the ex-مانشستر يونايتد star to show English football he is now a sensational finished article.
The Belgium hero, 28, يضرب 64 أهداف في 95 games for انتر after arriving in 2019 and last season helped them to their first Serie A title since 2010.
“They have some fantastic talent up there, an array of talent, they have so many weapons now and I think he’ll be the mainstay.
“Everybody else will be moved about around him but he’ll be the person they look to.
“I am really interested to see how Werner and Havertz feed off him, تتعدد, giving him the ball, Pulisic and Ziyech.
“It’s going to be mouthwatering. I’d love to watch training.”
One-time توتنهام chief and England playmaker Hoddle said: “I think it’s just exactly what Tuchel wants and what the team want.
“I always felt they lacked a little bit of a focal point and that’s what Lukaku will do.
“ألعب لعبة خطيرة مع جاري 28 الآن, he’s hitting his peak. He’s got a fabulous goal-scoring record anyway.”
And Ferdinand believes Lukaku is now a “six-foot three cruiserweight fox in the box” rather than a heavyweight targetman he was previously characterised as in the Prem.
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Former Three Lions centre-back Ferdy said: “I always wanted him to bully people just because of his size, but that’s not really his game.
“Once the ball gets into those tight areas, he’s become even better now at getting himself that yard, then touch and bang. No messing about.
“People question his touch, you can do that outside the box, he can maybe clean that up a bit, but when the ball goes to him in the box, his touch is as good as most.”
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