Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville is expecting new signing Romelu Lukaku to play a crucial role in making Chelsea one of the favourites for the Premier League title.
The ex-Manchester United defender claims that there is no danger that the Belgian international will flop at Stamford Bridge, with the forward guaranteeing goals wherever he has played:
“For Chelsea, he will score a ton of goals, he’s perfect for that club. I know he’s been there before but this time he comes back with maturity, confidence, and hundreds of goals under his belt. I talk about gold signings where I’ve got no doubt they will be a success. He will do the 25-30 goals. I’ve got no doubts over him. He will go into that Chelsea team and make them real challenges for the Premier League title. He’s a game-changer for them in terms of pushing Man City, Man United and Liverpool for the title.”
With Chelsea having started the campaign strongly already, adding Lukaku into the mix should make them even harder to beat, especially if the 28-year-old can replicate the sort of form he showed during his time in Italy.
Neville feels the Belgian will be a guaranteed hit at the Blues and, while only time will tell on that front, the fact that the club have got a prolific striker in through the door for a club-record fee shows that owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to back Thomas Tuchel.
The German has done very little wrong since arriving in London back in January and, with Lukaku on board, there is every chance they can win the Premier League this season.