Jody Morris has dished out the praise for Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian scored and performed a masterclass in his second Chelsea debut as the Blues defeated Arsenal by 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Lukaku took just 15 minutes to show the west London faithful what he was all about.
His hold-up play coupled with his ability to keep onside for the opening goal was something that has been lacking from the Blues for quite some time.
All game, his physical presence alongside his variation in play demonstrated just why Marina Granovskaia forked out £97.5million to prise him away from Inter.
The only downside for the 28-year-old was that he didn’t add to his goal, which highlights the jump in expectations that the Chelsea fans can place on such a ‘world-class’ No.9 compared to strikers that hadn’t quite made the cut before Didier Drogba’s long-term replacement rocked back up to SW6.
The Ivorian himself along with many others took to social media to praise Lukaku after the contest in north London ended.
One of those other past players that gave their verdict on how they thought the new signing performed on his homecoming to the Premier League was former midfielder and ex-assistant to Frank Lampard, Jody Morris.
He gave his brief verdict on Twitter, saying simply: “Lukaku looks a problem.”
A sharp complimentary message from Lampard’s closest ally, but manager Thomas Tuchel believes there is more to come from ‘big Rom.’
Speaking at his press conference after the game, Tuchel was delighted with his newest recruit but also refused to get too carried away.
“It was a very good start, it is the best thing when your striker scores straight away to make it 1-0 to us,” the head coach said.
“He linked well with Havertz and Mount and gave something to our game that we can play very directly up front. He was dangerous throughout the whole game in counter-attacks and how we brought him into the game.
“Now it is about details, there is stuff to improve.
“It was a very good debut and he linked up very well with us, now is the moment to continue and improve.
“I think his profile gave us something we didn’t have so much before. He has depth in his game and we can overcome pressing long balls, he can also play into him with his back to goal and we still don’t lose our counter-attack strengths as he runs in open space.