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Romelu Lukaku

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£60 mil would be very decent business, basically replacing Oscar with Lukaku if we just look at the transfer fees. Honestly it seems to me that Bakayoko and Lukaku are 100% signed, just details remaining to make it official (and waiting with the unveiling).

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13 hours ago, AK-3001 said:

Are folk being too optmistic with Lukaku's pricing?

 

The Stones saga needs to be brought up, they were holding him even at 40 million pounds, there is no way they let Lukaku leave for 50-60 million pounds. 

 

I am actually thinking it might be around 75 million pounds. Everton don't sell easily.

I agree, it will be 70-75M pounds i think also. hit the bid at 70M everton and drive on, they are already spending that money with Pickford and Keane

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Lukaku could be useful as a second striker in a 3-5-2. We all know Conte loves this system and just didn't use it because according to him we didn't have the personnel for that.

If that's the plan, to bring him as a second striker, I think he fits the role down to a T.

Now we all know he has no quality to be the front-man in a big team, where he will face many defensive teams, parking the bus. He's useless in this kind of situation, how can people not admit that? Even at Everton he struggled to score under these circumstances - and few teams played with 9 men behind the ball against Everton.

Not to mention the price tag...

He did what was best for him when he left, as well as we. Let's leave things like this and continue to benefit everybody.

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6 hours ago, Barbara said:

Lukaku could be useful as a second striker in a 3-5-2. We all know Conte loves this system and just didn't use it because according to him we didn't have the personnel for that.

If that's the plan, to bring him as a second striker, I think he fits the role down to a T.

Now we all know he has no quality to be the front-man in a big team, where he will face many defensive teams, parking the bus. He's useless in this kind of situation, how can people not admit that? Even at Everton he struggled to score under these circumstances - and few teams played with 9 men behind the ball against Everton.

Not to mention the price tag...

He did what was best for him when he left, as well as we. Let's leave things like this and continue to benefit everybody.

2 meters 100 kilos attacker with average technique will not be target man, instead he will be second striker?

Those "second strikers" I always imagined with good technique, more agile and quicker than "first striker", I can't remember seeing someone like Lukaku being second striker, ever.

And yes... he is never useless - he at least can win great deal of his arial duels and score some headed goals, if opposition really parked the bus. He could also score from distance, has powerful shot, he is good 1 on 1, I think he can score in many different ways actually.

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On 13/06/2017 at 5:56 AM, Tomo said:

Jose maybe abysmal at playing a youngster from scratch but he has shown with Rashford that he will play one's already proven after inheriting them (KDB aside). Factor in Costa's injury/suspensions and the impact Lukaku is capable of making from the bench, he would have got more than enough minutes in 14/15.

Jose had to play Rashford, the hype around him was too big. He's potentially England's next great #9 (after Kane), would've been unforgivable if he didn't play him. Can't say I agree with the analogy. Don't think Jose would've played Lukaku ahead of Eto'o, Ba or Torres tbh. In hindsight, it was better for Romelu to leave to get consistent first team minutes. He's improved quite a bit as a player. 

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Some comments from an Everton forum:

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Yes Costa fits the system they played but that's the whole point Conte devised the system on the players they had. Is Costa a better player ? As they say football is all about opinions and going forward I personally rate the better prospect as being Lukaku.

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I'd personally make him stay. Without him we will NOT finish in the top four. It will set us back years losing him. You simply cannot find strikers who score 25 premier league goals that would want to come here without CL football.

 


Is the 90m for the sale that important? It buys you Kyle Walker and Pickford these days, its nothing

Much rather we kept him for two years and made the top four. Club more interested in £££ than success

 

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He will continue to score goals at a prolific rate as he has done his whole career. Myself, I'd rather see him bagging them for us

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terraloon said: ↑

Pretty crap really 12 goals in last 16 appearances. Dont forget he started playing for Belgium before his 18th birthday.

I don't know if to laugh or cry at some of the comments about his abilities. People talk about his poor positioning, his poor first touch yet want mega money for him when surely if he was that bad he should be let go for free.

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It's all a coping mechanism mate

People are gutted he's going so they're making out he isn't that good

I did the same when Rooney left all those years ago

I was wrong then and they're wrong now

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How does he score so many goals? Seems everyone is in agreement that he has a poor first touch and poor positioning. Only thing good I hear about his ability is his heading. 

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32 minutes ago, Chelsea? said:

How does he score so many goals? Seems everyone is in agreement that he has a poor first touch and poor positioning. Only thing good I hear about his ability is his heading. 

Here is all 26 goals he scored for Everton this season.

 

Now compare that to the quality of goals Costa scored.

 

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17 hours ago, Thor said:

Seems like the people that didn't want Luiz back are the same ones harping on about Lukaku.

I can't wait for him to get here and start banging in goals.

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
 

Weak correlation. You are comparing a great technical player like Luiz to a striker whose biggest weakness is technical ability.

I bet there is much stronger correlation between those wanted to sign Torres and those who wants to sign Lukaku. 

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1 hour ago, Chelsea? said:

How does he score so many goals? Seems everyone is in agreement that he has a poor first touch and poor positioning. Only thing good I hear about his ability is his heading. 

His heading is poor. Especially for someone for his stature.

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24 minutes ago, Despiadado.Maleante said:

His heading is poor. Especially for someone for his stature.

Omg lol. Is he good at anything 

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1 hour ago, Clockwork said:

Here is all 26 goals he scored for Everton this season.

 

Now compare that to the quality of goals Costa scored.

 

Idk if it's the way we play but man Costa was awesome at the start of the season. 

Lukaku's goals seemed pretty average 

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54 minutes ago, Despiadado.Maleante said:

His heading is poor. Especially for someone for his stature.

He has improved his heading. Last season he scored 6 headed goals which is more than most PL strikers. Some excellent headers there too.

20 minutes ago, Chelsea? said:

Idk if it's the way we play but man Costa was awesome at the start of the season. 

Lukaku's goals seemed pretty average 

Really? Watched the video above and saw some really impressive goals. Let's start off with his fantastic free kick against Palace last season at Goodison Park. His goal against City at Etihad in the 1-1 game last season was a very good goal. Completely outpace and outmuscled Clichy and finished expertly. His goal at Leicester was again another example of him showing great pace strength and finishing with aplomb. His finish in the game against Southampton in the 3-0 victory was a brilliant finish with his weaker foot. Then in their game against Bournemouth where he scored 4 goals, his first was a brilliant goal. The clip speaks for itself. His fourth and final goal was another excellent goal and another example of him using brute strength and pace and finishing calmly.

His goal against Sunderland was another fine goal. Outmuscled the player from outside the area and continues to run into the box and calmly finishes. Impressive goal. Then his goal at WHL in the 2-1 loss to Spurs was a very good goal. Completely outmuscles Vertonghen and finishes excellently with his weaker foot. His header against Leicester in the 4-2 victory against Leicester was a very good goal. Brilliant cross and brilliant movement and header from Lukaku. I was also impressed with his penultimate goal against Burnley. The desire, complete strength to knock off Michael Keane and composure was really impressive.

So I think it would be harsh to say his goals were average. Some really good ones. Also some very different style of goals too. Headers, ones where he anticipates defenders mistakes and latches on to it. Others are ones where he is running at the defender and muscling them off and the odd free kick. A lot of goals there were not even made by team mates as well which is impressive, he completely created those goals for himself.

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4 hours ago, Chelsea? said:

Idk if it's the way we play but man Costa was awesome at the start of the season. 

Lukaku's goals seemed pretty average 

Really? I have to disagree lukaku is a fantastic finisher be good to compare them missing lol 

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21 hours ago, BlueLyon said:

It would be also nice to have a striker that can pop them outside of penalty area, sadly Lukaku is nothing special there.

I think he has this in his locker, he has a very powerful shot, and has also shown he is capable of placing shots on his right and left foot into the top corner from ~25 yards out. 

The goals from 11:58-12:15 show what I'm talking about, whoever he plays for over the coming seasons wouldn't be surprised to see him score more screamers.

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