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Premier League legends Alan Shearer and Ian Wright have backed Chelsea to win the league after the club’s signing of Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea splashed £97.5m on the Belgian, in what is a club record for a player, with Thomas Tuchel happy to bring a forward who can score goals after last season’s struggle.
Shearer has called Chelsea’s signing of Lukaku a game changer in the race for the title, and he doesn’t think Manchester City’s signing of Harry Kane will change that, and Ian Wright agrees with him.
“It will be a lot tighter this season than it was last season,” Shearer told BBC MOTD about the Premier League title race.
“And Lukaku I think will be a game-changer for Chelsea because he’s exactly what they need a number of times last season, even today [v Crystal Palace].”
Asked to make his title race prediction, Shearer responded: “I’m going to go for Chelsea, [ahead of Manchester City] even if they get [Harry] Kane.”
Wright added: “I’m going to go for Chelsea as well, now that they’ve got Rom [Lukaku].”