Chelsea were given a thumbs up when they managed to sign Romelu Lukaku last summer. They signed him from Inter Milan for 115 million euros.
Lukaku’s arrival at Stamford Bridge is expected to improve Chelsea’s performance. The reason, Lukaku appeared very sharp during his two seasons defending the Nerazzurri.
However, Lukaku’s performance so far has not lived up to expectations. The Belgian player has only scored 5 goals in 16 Premier League matches.
Lukaku’s performance is considered not worth the high price. His incision made Lukaku lose sharply to a number of former Chelsea players who were wasted in the last few seasons.
Here are five former Chelsea strikers who have scored more goals than Romelu Lukaku in the league.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is willing to let Tammy Abraham go for Romelu Lukaku. The English striker finally chose to leave Stamford Bridge and join AS Roma.
The decision to move to Italy is arguably the right one for Tammy. The 24-year-old has appeared very sharp under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho.
Tammy has collected 10 goals and 3 assists from 22 Serie A matches. His prowess helped Roma occupy sixth place in Serie A with 38 points.
Michy Batshuayi joined Chelsea in 2016. Throughout his career at Stamford Bridge, Batshuayi has spent more time on loan.
Batshuayi is again not included in Chelsea’s plans this season. This time, the Belgian striker is on loan at Besiktas.
Batshuayi arguably showed a good performance in the Turkish League. The player of this age managed to score 9 goals and 5 assists from 19 matches.
Pedro Rodriguez officially left Chelsea in 2020 by joining Italian club AS Roma. The Spaniard then left for Lazio at the start of this season.
Under the tutelage of Maurizio Sarri, Pedro has shown that he is not finished yet. The 34-year-old player managed to score 7 goals and 4 assists from 22 Serie A matches.
Pedro’s contract at Chelsea will expire in the summer of 2023. The former Barcelona player has the potential to end his career at the Olimpico.
Mohamed Salah joined Chelsea in January 2014. However, Salah struggled to get a main place at Stamford Bridge.
After playing for Fiorentina and AS Roma, Salah joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017. The Egyptian is now an important player at Anfield.
In the 2021/2022 season, Salah has scored 16 goals and 9 assists from 20 Premier League matches. That record makes Salah lead the list of top scorers in the Premier League.
Dominic Solanke is a player who graduated from the Chelsea academy. Unfortunately, Solanke did not get full confidence in the Blues first team.
Now, the 24-year-old striker is playing with Bournemouth. Solanke has played at the Championship club since 2018 after signing from Liverpool.
Solanke showed a very impressive performance with the Cherries this season. He managed to score 18 goals and 3 assists from 28 Championship games.