Joe Cole has supported Romelu Lukaku to be the top goalscorer in the Champions League this season after he opened his record during Chelsea‘s tight triumph over Zenit St Petersburg.
Thomas Tuchel‘s side started their Champions League safeguard with a 1-0 success over Russian outfit Zenit at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
The Blues were a long way from at their best yet £97.5m summer marking Lukaku got the success when he headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s enticing cross on 69 minutes.
Lukaku has sharp examined Chelsea’s initial three Premier League apparatuses – scoring three objectives – and got his first Champions League objective for the club who beat Manchester City in last season’s last four months prior.
Cole has been dazzled by Lukaku’s effect at Stamford Bridge and supported the Belgium striker to lead the Champions League goalscoring diagrams this season after Chelsea made a triumphant beginning to their gathering effort.
‘The examinations with Didier Drogba are inescapable due to the positions they play,’ Cole disclosed to BT Sport. ‘Yet, what I’ve seeing with him currently is that influential position that Drogba had too.
‘You can perceive how different players react to him and his essence on the pitch. I believe he’s taken a gander at Didier and seen what an extraordinary player and an incredible pioneer he was.
‘Lukaku and Chelsea is a perfect pair. He’s a genuine bundle now. I think he’ll be the top goalscorer in the Champions League this season.’
Gotten some information about the danger of Lewandoswki to Lukaku’s Golden Boot push after the Poland legend scored twice in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 triumph over Barcelona, Cole reacted: ‘Don’t stress over him!’
Previous Manchester United and England safeguard Rio Ferdinand added: ‘Lukaku referenced before that he got this productivity and clinical edge through being in Italy in light of the fact that the possibilities are scarcely any and far between out there.
‘It’s miserly shielding, protectors are contact tight and awesome strategically. He’s returned here and appeared to be very surprising.
‘He’s developed a ton from his days at United. He left under a bit of a cloud yet he has that psychological sturdiness now and I’m truly satisfied for him.’
Lukaku, in the interim, demanded he was ‘truly glad’ to fire Chelsea to one more triumph in west London, however wouldn’t fantasy about lifting the Champions League after only one gathering stage triumph.
‘I’m truly content with the success,’ he said. ‘Today was a preferable presentation toward the end of the week. We need to continue to develop.
‘Me and Cesar [Azpilicueta] concede to particular sort of developments on the pitch. I needed to get my planning right yet it was an excellent ball by him. We realized it would be extreme game however we controlled it all around well.’
Gotten some information about Chelsea’s odds of winning consecutive Champions Leagues, Lukaku added: ‘Each game in turn. Today is the main game. Presently we have a troublesome game at the end of the week against Tottenham.’
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