Have Chelsea finally replaced Didier Drogba? Read what the pundits have to say

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During the summer transfer window, we at The Real Chelsea Fans admitted that Romelu Lukaku would be a perfect fit for the club, but some Blues fans were skeptical about the Belgian after his past failure at Stamford Bridge.

However, it’s now clear to see after four goals in four games that the heir to Drogba has finally come back home. Lukaku was signed up to be Drogba’s heir at age 18, but he had to hone his talents outside and come back to the club as a man. Ten years later, he’s now the finished article.

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole, who is an ex teammate of Drogba has now admitted that Lukaku has taken over from where Drogba stopped.

“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.”

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The former Chelsea star was amazed at how Lukaku was up against three centre-backs but still came out top.

Joe Cole said: “He occupied all three centre-halves. In that clip in particular, he attracts people to him. They’re so concerned about him.

“You’ve got to give credit to Zenit, they blocked the lines and Chelsea couldn’t get the ball into him, but he pinned them back. And even when he’s not playing well, he’s such a presence he occupies players.”

Rio Ferdinand also agreed as he added: “Yeah 100%. Players like him with his strength, his ability to roll people and really dictate a situation, you don’t want to get too tight but then you don’t want to give him too much space.”

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