Video: What Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku did for the first time in his career yesterday
Romelu Lukaku’s sojourn away from Chelsea on loan to Roma has proven to be a resounding success story. The Belgian striker’s return to regular goal-scoring form has been nothing short of remarkable, with a tally of nine goals in all competitions for the season.
His latest exploits unfolded in a dramatic Serie A encounter against Lecce, as Jose Mourinho’s Roma staged a thrilling late comeback. However, amid the jubilation, a peculiar piece of history was etched for Lukaku—one that he might not cherish. Prior to this fixture, the Belgian had boasted a flawless record from the penalty spot in Italy. Unfortunately, this record was tarnished early in the game when his spot-kick was thwarted by the opposing goalkeeper within the opening five minutes.https://twitter.com/footballontnt/status/1721215149900484997?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1721215149900484997%7Ctwgr%5E75a17f379036a01b5e52c28101c058122b354493%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thechelseachronicle.com%2Fnews%2Fvideo-what-chelsea-loanee-romelu-lukaku-did-for-the-first-time-in-his-career-yesterday%2F
Despite the initial setback, Lukaku’s season has continued to unfurl favorably, even as Roma navigates through a less-than-perfect campaign, currently occupying the seventh spot in the league.
Back at Stamford Bridge, the striking situation remains an enigma, with no clear solution in sight. Nicolas Jackson, the summer acquisition, has yet to set the world on fire, contributing only a handful of goals. Consequently, there’s a possibility that he might find himself relegated to the bench for the pivotal London derby against high-flying Tottenham.
Mauricio Pochettino, having witnessed the success of deploying Cole Palmer in a false nine role against Arsenal, might contemplate a similar strategy when Chelsea faces Tottenham. The intricacies of the striker situation add an element of intrigue to the impending showdown, as both sides look for the perfect formula to secure victory in the high-stakes encounter.