Romelu Lukaku is emphatically proving Rio Ferdinand’s previous comments right since his club-record return to Chelsea. The 28-year-old has scored three goals in three games since re-joining from Inter Milan in August and looks determined to prove a point in the Premier League, writes the Express.
Speaking on his YouTube channel FIVE before Lukaku’s Chelsea return, Ferdinand suggested the striker was ‘hungry’ to prove the detractors of his Man United struggles wrong this season.
He said: “I’ve spoken to him recently, and he’s hungry, man. He hasn’t confirmed to me that he’s signing for Chelsea, but he just said this season, he’s hungry.
“I just think this guy, a lot of greatness comes through having fuel and what I mean by that is having doubters and wanting to prove them wrong.
“He’s got a whole stadium full at Manchester United who doubted him, all the fanbase at Old Trafford doubted him. A lot of people weren’t too dissatisfied when he left.
“He will be sitting there and looking in the diary to see when that Old Trafford game is and he will want to unload.
“Romelu Lukaku guarantees you 20 goals, minimum. He guarantees you that. He’s scored goals wherever he’s been. He’s an elite goalscorer; it’s as simple as that.
“If he gets the chances that Timo Werner got last year, he bangs 30-35 goals; it’s as simple as that.
“Chelsea have heavy artillery upfront now, a real mix of talent, all different types of players, a real good blend. Lukaku going there makes them an absolute threat to win the title. They could win it.”