Lukaku will face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and Arsenal legend Keown has defined easy methods to forestall the striker from persevering with his scorching streak, having scored 4 targets in his first 4 Chelsea video games
Having been introduced in because the perceived last piece of Thomas Tuchel’s puzzle through the summer season switch window, the £97.5 million man is doing a great job of paying again the Blues’ funding.
The striker has 4 targets in 4 video games since re-signing for the membership who offered him in 2014, failing to web in all however a type of.
Lukaku is now trying to lead Chelsea to the Premier League title and bagged a header in Tuesday’s Champions League group stage victory over Zenit St. Petersburg.
However the Belgian may be stopped in keeping with Keown, who received three Premier Leagues with the Gunners.
He informed talkSPORT : “If you’re enjoying in opposition to him, each single ball is a contest.
“I don’t need him to carry on to me to really feel me, I wouldn’t need to get too tight however I’m going to hit him. Come two or three yards again, and once I hit him, I’m going to hit him with the whole lot.
“I’m going to be in his ear as effectively, I’ve acquired to inform him he’s garbage, it’s all hype, you’re enjoying in opposition to me immediately, you’re not going to get that sort of area.
Keown added: “You’ll be able to’t let him construct into the sport after which when it comes, you’re going to [need] to have the sport of the season by the way in which, bodily you’re going to must be up for it.
“He’s improbable within the air, we see the objective he scored in midweek, he’s acquired the whole lot to his sport and he’s tremendous assured so that you’ve acquired to make him really feel that is totally different immediately.
“I’m a bit bit totally different to the remainder and I’m going to make it robust for you.”
Lukaku will face off in opposition to Tottenham’s Harry Kane on the weekend, who’s a “very totally different” sort of striker in Tuchel’s opinion.
“I discover that Romelu performs a bit increased up the pitch whereas Harry likes to drop into No.10 positions, into pockets and switch to help,” the German tactician defined.
“He has an excellent partnership with Son so he’s very robust find area between the strains. Romelu likes to stand up increased within the pitch.
“However additionally they have similarities. They love to attain and so they rating at any time when they play, they’re up for it and it’s a sure mindset that you just can’t study.”
Tuchel continued: “I’m fairly positive they each began exhibiting this mindset after they began enjoying soccer after they have been 5, six, seven years previous. These guys are born to attain targets and if they don’t rating they aren’t completely happy.
“They’ve a unique fashion. Romelu is extra bodily. Harry is for me between the strains and open area.
“Each are tremendous harmful and key gamers. Ultimately it’s a fascinating twin for each No.9s however it stays a crew effort.
“If you wish to win matches like this it is advisable be robust as a crew. Possibly that is additionally a similarity. I really feel each of them are crew gamers.
“Harry does the whole lot for his crew whether or not he performs for Tottenham or England, he’s not shy to work defensively. He does what is required to do, to defend set items and no matter.
The Blues boss affirmed: “Romelu is similar, he’s right here to assist us win titles. That’s what huge gamers do.”