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Where does the signing of Eto'o leave Lukaku?


Chelsea have signed Samuel Eto'o on a one year deal from Anzi Makhachkala. Where does this leave Romelu Lukaku? Will he now be fourth choice behind Eto'o, Torres & Ba?

Personally I'd have Lukaku 1st or 2nd choice. Mourinho was a fan of Drogba & Lukaku certainly has the attributes to be the 'next Drogba'.  Judging by Lukaku's lack of appearences this season maybe Jose isn't a fan? So far Lukaku has only had a total of 151 minutes out of a possible 540.

Last season Lukaku was the 6th highest scorer in the league 2 goals ahead of Ba & Torres wasn't even in the top 20! Should Lukaku be ahead of those two in Chelsea's pecking order? Apparently he has said he is willing to fight for his place rather than go on loan but if he is overlooked all season should he look to leave?


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walshi1987 · Blackburn Rovers fan

@TittleTan It'll be interesting to see if he can play as a poacher rather than a target man. I agree he's quality. I'm still confused why Jose let him go out. Even if no one wanted Ba it's not like Roman needs to save on the wage bill. Why not keep them both a play Lukaku instead of Ba?

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

@walshi1987 When you have a striker of that quality, it doesn't matter.

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walshi1987 · Blackburn Rovers fan

@TittleTan Will he suit Martinez's style of football though?

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

@mrsentah They have a quality side now. Watch him bang in the goals

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

@mrsentah why did Pool fans always say Everton are the worst on merseyside when they finished above you the last 2 seasons.

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan   In reply

@mrsentah Tranmere?

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mrsentah · Liverpool fan

On loan to the worst side in Merseyside

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Gbolahan · Chelsea fan

It becouse lukaku will be the 4th strike we have

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walshi1987 · Blackburn Rovers fan

Looks like he's gunna be loaned out again. Apparently to Everton but WBA want him if he is being loaned out. Big mistake by Chelski imo

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Hybridism · Man Utd fan

The way Lukaku played for WBA proved he has the ability to deliver goals. Mourinho should nurture him even though he is probably on a downer after his penalty was saved against Bayern. He is also able to bully other defenders the way Drog did. Torres is also in good form, so I would use Eto'o or Torres alongside Lukaku and ditch Ba

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

I don't think it will affect lukaku really. i still see him as being number one choice eventually. not sure how many games eto'o will actually play. it does mean though that ba will go. torres will also leave soon enough after they sign a big money striker, probably next summer i reckon.

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Lukaku will stay, Ba will leave

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mrsentah · Liverpool fan

Why Lukaku has not been playing us a joke

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red-devil · Man Utd fan

Chelsea is stupid lukaku should be a regular

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

In order it should be Lukaku, Eto'o, Torres then Ba. Ba can leave frankly.

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

The question is bye bye Ba.

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