The Blues started a win in their 2021-22 campaign against Crystal Palace and still have a Belgian striker in their squad.
Christian Pulisic delivered his verdict Chelsea’s £ 98m ($ 136m) deal for Romelu Lukaku, with the American international expecting a productive Belgian striker to deliver more ‘exciting times’ at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are the current holders of a highly coveted Champions League crown an impressive 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace in a Premier League opening in 2021-22 suggests that a title challenge may be at stake this season.
Thomas Tuchel has yet to play for Lukaku in a star-studded side, on the back of a major transfer from Inter, and Pulisic expects a proven player in the final third to make the heavyweights in West London even more dangerous than they already are.
What was said?
The USMNT star told Chelsea Official Website to one of the best no. 9 in world football in the Blues ‘books:’ Lukaku is an excellent striker.
‘He plays very well with his back to the goal while holding the ball, and he’s an excellent goal scorer, so I’m very excited to play with him. These are going to be exciting times.
“We have a very good team with a lot of depth and it’s a very exciting team. If you have a lot of good players, it’s never a bad thing, so we’m very excited to see how this year goes. . “
Can Chelsea challenge for more trophies?
Chelsea barely need to get out of first gear when they have reached a comfortable derby victory over Crystal Palace in their first domestic outing of the new season.
Before the match, another trophy was won when he eliminated Villarreal’s penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.
Tuchel’s men seem ready to chase even more silverware, with Pulisic as one of the goals for the Eagles, but no one is just getting carried away yet.
“Of course it’s always nice to get on the standings, so I’m very happy, but I’m just happy about the win for the team,” Pulisic added about the early progress.
‘We put together a very good performance and the clean sheet was very important, so it was a very good day for us and I’m just happy with three important points.
“It’s clear we’re challenging for the title, but it’s just the first game. We’re going to take it game by game and try to put together a great season.”
Chelsea will be back in action on Sunday stands in front of another London enemy in the form of Arsenal.