Forget Lewandowski, Lukaku will be Champions League top scorer — pundit says

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It took one header from Romelu Lukaku to help Chelsea beat Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Chelsea were expected to roll over the Russian side, but it wasn’t to be as the visiting team made life difficult for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Lukaku was the difference maker in the 69th minute as he headed home a Cesar Azpilicueta cross.

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has likened Lukaku to Blues legend Didier Drogba and believes the Chelsea striker will score more than Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in the race for the Golden Boot.

“The comparisons with Didier Drogba are inevitable because of the positions they play,” Cole told BT Sport.

“But what I’ve seeing with him now is that leadership role that Drogba had as well.

“You can see how the other players respond to him and his presence on the pitch. I think he’s looked at Didier and seen what a great player and a great leader he was.

“Lukaku and Chelsea is a match made in heaven. He’s a serious package now. I think he’ll be the top goalscorer in the Champions League this season.”

Asked about the threat of Lewandoswki in the race for the Golden Boot, after the Poland legend scored twice in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 victory over Barcelona, Cole responded: “Don’t worry about him!”

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