Martin Keown reveals how Premier League defenders can stop Romelu Lukaku

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has revealed how Premier League defenders can stop Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku has been brilliant since he re-joined Chelsea during the summer transfer window, scoring four goals in four appearances for the Blues.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Keown said: “When you’re playing against him, every single ball is a contest.

“I don’t want him to hold on to me to feel me, I wouldn’t want to get too tight but I’m going to hit him. Come two or three yards back, and when I hit him, I’m going to hit him with everything.

“I’m going to be in his ear as well, I’ve got to tell him he’s rubbish, it’s all hype, you’re playing against me today, you’re not going to get that kind of space.

“You can’t let him build into the game and then when it comes, you’re going to [need] to have the game of the season by the way, physically you’re going to have to be up for it.

“He is fantastic in the air, we see the goal he scored in midweek, he’s got everything to his game and he is super confident so you’ve got to make him feel this is different today.

“I’m a little bit different to the rest and I am going to make it tough for you.”

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