‘He needs to start scoring against the big teams’ — Tim Sherwood puts question mark on Lukaku

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku was signed for a club record fee of £97.5m, and the Belgian has already shown that he’d be a big striker for the club.

Lukaku has scored three league goals in six league appearances and scored four goals in his first four games for the club. The 28-year-old is yet to score in his last five Chelsea appearances and the critics are already beginning to question his quality.

Although he scored against Arsenal, the Belgian failed to score in games against Liverpool, Manchester City and the Champions League against Juventus, which has caused pundit Tim Sherwood to claim that he struggles in big games.

Sherwood has called the Belgian a ‘flat-track bully’ and has told him to produce his scoring form against the big sides.

“Romelu has to do it against the big teams,” Sherwood told Optus Sport.

“For me, it’s still a question mark on him.

“I think he’s fantastic. He takes them to another level and he’s better than the players they had in that position.

“But he’s a flat-track bully.

“He’s someone who rolls over the lesser teams, he scores multiples against the lesser teams. He needs to go and do it against the Liverpools.

“I think he got a raw deal there [at United]. I think he looks happier now coming back to the Premier League, he’s got unfinished business at Stamford Bridge. I still think he’s one of the best strikers in world football but I’d really like to see him do it against the top sides.

“Let us not make excuses. We’re making excuses. He didn’t do it against Manchester City because the service wasn’t there. Top drawer players find a way to do it.

“Look at Mo Salah, he’s a perfect example. He turns up against Man City – produces that finish. He turns up against the big teams.”

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