Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been criticised recently following his performances against Manchester City and Brighton.
Former Aston Villa captain Gabriel Agbonlahor admits he feels sorry for Lukaku because the striker is starved of service from Chelsea’s midfielders.
According to Agbonlahor, the only way Lukaku can score for Chelsea with the lack of service from midfield is by dribbling a couple of players and taking a shot.
Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “I actually felt sorry for Lukaku [against Brighton]. The only way he was going to score was if he took a couple of players on and got a shot off.
“For me, he was starved of service from anyone. [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, [Hakim] Ziyech weren’t putting anything on a plate for him.
“Because he [Ziyech] has been poor recently, he’s heard the criticism and maybe his manager has even said it to him. That’s what players do with their egos, they don’t celebrate.
“I’ve seen a lot of players do it, saying to the manager that’s what he can do.
“The likes of him, Hudson-Odoi and [Christian] Pulisic have to look at [Raheem] Sterling, [Riyad] Mahrez at Man City and look at what they’re doing. That’s what makes you champions.
“Look at Chelsea now, they’re a million miles off it. All over the pitch as well. Alonso is getting found out.”