Romelu Lukaku’s return as the prodigal son has gone quite well so far, with Chelsea sitting on top of the Premier League table after the first seven matches, and Lukaku himself leading the team in scoring with four goals in nine games. That’s certainly not an earth-shattering ratio, but neither is it too concerning, even if he has gone without a goal in his last five appearances in all competitions.
The 28-year-old himself has been satisfied with his second start to life at Chelsea as well, though of course is looking to improve upon those numbers as we take on every new fresh challenge ahead — the next of which is a local derby of sorts against high-flying Brentford away on Saturday.
“It feels good. I’m very happy with the opportunity and we’ve started really well as a team. My team-mates have made life very easy for me and the coach is doing a great job. Our performances have been good but we’re always looking for the next challenge.”
Lukaku has fitted back in almost as if he had never left — or, to be more accurate, way better than he had ever before when he was here the first time — and the whole thing just feels “right”. It was meant to be.
“Now is the right time, the right age, the team is doing well and everything is there for it to be successful.”
-Romelu Lukaku; source: Chelsea FC
Now we just have wait and see what else may be written in the stars.