WATCH: Romelu Lukaku’s Special Technique That Makes Him Unstoppable Against Defenders

Published 08/23/2021, 2:02 PM EDT


Chelsea re-signed forward Romelu Lukaku for a big-money move this season. The London club paid Inter Milan a whopping 115 million euros for the Belgian’s services, and he has delivered in his first game back in the Premier League.

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Lukaku scored a goal on his Chelsea debut (for his second spell), and almost scored another but for an outstanding Bernd Leno stop in the second half. Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 in the end, as right-back Reece James scored the other goal for the Blues.

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However, the Premier League is not new for Lukaku. The Belgian has played for several Premier League clubs like Manchester United, West Brom and Everton. He has scored goals wherever he’s played and last had a season with less than 15 goals in 2012.

Lukaku has won the Premier League golden boot too, and he’s still only 28. It all becomes even more impressive when you realise that the forward revealed his favorite technique and is still unstoppable. Romelu Lukaku appeared in an episode of Striker Masterclass for Soccer AM on YouTube.

He talked to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and explained how he plays with his back to the goal. Lining up as a classic target man, Lukaku revealed how he just took one touch to turn and slotted the ball in the far corner every time. If he stood with his back to the defender, he’ll angle himself slightly so that he can use all of his strength. He used this technique multiple times against Arsenal as well, and the center-backs had no response.

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Romelu Lukaku in the Serie A

Things weren’t much different during Lukaku’s time in the Italian top flight. Lukaku won the Serie A with Inter last season and it was the club’s first league title after a decade. Lukaku ended his campaign with 24 goals and 10 assists and was Inter’s most important player.

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His partnership with Argentinian striker Lautaro Martinez proved vital as Inter’s front two won them the league under Antonio Conte. Under Tuchel, he’ll play in a different system but will have equally talented forwards besides him. It’ll be interesting to see how many goals he can get this season.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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