Shocking: Check what Drogba posted recently after Lukaku performance |

Shocking: Check what Drogba posted recently after Lukaku performance

Drogba: Different Arsenal players same story

Shocking: Check what Drogba posted recently after Lukaku performance

Drogba: Different Arsenal players same story

Lukaku makes dream second Chelsea debut with Drogba-esque Arsenal

The Belgium superstar announced his return to the Premier League in style with a performance his Blues hero would have been proud of.

Romelu Lukaku has made no secret of his idolization of Didier Drogba.

When Lukaku first arrived at Chelsea back in 2011, Drogba was the man at Stamford Bridge;

his all-round attributes as a central striker making him one of the most feared forwards in Europe.

Drogba particularly enjoyed feasting on Arsenal’s defence during his time in west London.

The Ivorian scored 13 goals in 15 games against the Gunners

tormenting their centre-backs with his pace, power and precise finishing ability on a constant basis.

Lukaku did what he could to learn from Drogba during his first three-year spell with the Blues

and though it did not work out for the Belgium international, he remained close to the hero of the 2012 Champions League final.

The pair remain in touch, and Drogba even spoke to Lukaku five days before the 28-year-old agreed to re-join Chelsea from Inter.

What Lukaku produced on his ‘second debut’, then, was the perfect homage to his hero.

Arsenal had no answer to Chelsea’s new £98-million ($136m) man

with Lukaku putting in the kind of all-action display that Drogba would have been proud of.

No more so was that the case than for the opening goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 win.

With the ball played into his feet, Lukaku showed almost brutal strength to hold off Pablo Mari before laying the ball back to Mateo Kovacic.

From there he turned, shrugging off the hopeleslly out-matched Mari

before finding space on the edge of the six-yard area to tap in Reece James’ low cross after just 14 minutes.

Clearly fitter, stronger and wiser than he was when he first came to the club as a teenager

Lukaku has it all to be the final piece in a Chelsea jigsaw that is looking ominously complete for the rest of the Premier League title challengers.

There is no doubt that he has improved with his back to goal in his seven years away

and Mari could not get near the ball whenever Lukaku picked up the ball in midfield

eventually resorting to just fouling his man and picking up a yellow card late in the first half

Sometimes Lukaku did not even have to touch the ball to have an impact, such was the fear he struck into the Arsenal backline.

It was his dummy around 30 yards from goal that helped open up the space for Mason Mount to pick out James for Chelsea’s second 10 minutes before the break, the full-back rattling his shot into the top corner to cap a rampaging attacking display.

Drogba enjoy the moment following his twitter post ;

Lukaku makes dream second Chelsea debut with Drogba-esque Arsenal

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