Carragher names the Premier League defender that can handle Lukaku. Do you agree?

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Romelu Lukaku was unplayable in his Chelsea debut as the Blues beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates on Sunday.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher insists Lukaku can’t bully every defender as he did against Arsenal and believes Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk will fancy his chances against Lukaku.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, the former Liverpool centre-back said: “The best way to describe Arsenal is they tried to play like Man City or Liverpool would do but they haven’t got the players.

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“Liverpool won’t change for Chelsea but Van Dijk is the one player, certainly in the Premier League, who will fancy his chances up against Lukaku.

“It’s going to be a great battle but Liverpool, I have no doubt, will be looking to push up to the halfway line.

“What we saw yesterday from Lukaku doesn’t mean he’s going to do that to every defender.

“It was bad organisation. He’s a handful, he’s a top striker and he will score lots of goals but a lot of that was caused by Arsenal.”

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