PUNDIT REVEALS WHY MISSING LUKAKU WAS A BLESSING FOR CHELSEA

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Romelu Lukaku has started life in Manchester United in pretty good fashion and so has Alvaro Morata at Chelsea.

Chelsea were keen on signing Lukaku from Everton before being beaten to the signing by Manchester United.

While both strikers have been in good form, Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham believes Chelsea did the right thing in not signing Romelu Lukaku.

He said: “Great players go to great clubs – but it does not always necessarily mean they will be a great success. They need to fit the team’s system.

“When Romelu Lukaku was clearly leaving Everton, it was suggested Chelsea were interested.

“But that move made no sense because they would have had to completely change their style of play.

“Diego Costa occupied the centre-half and dropped deep, creating space in behind for Pedro, Hazard or Willian, or the wing-backs getting round the back.

“Lukaku plays on the shoulder of the last defender and pushes defences back.

“It would have been an utter change of identity for Chelsea. If it ain’t broke and all that . . . and they had won the title after all.

“Alvaro Morata is more like Costa in that he tends to drop deep.”

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