I don’t want to be next Drogba – Lukaku
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku insists he doesn’t want comparisons to be drawn between himself and legendary Blues hit-man Didier Drogba.
Lukaku may be just 20-years-old but his impressive spell on loan at West Brom last season, coupled with his physical stature, has seen him labelled ‘the new Drogba’ by sections of the Chelsea fanbase, as well as the media.
But the Belgian international, who was a 65th-minute substitute against Aston Villa last night, says he wants to make a name for himself in his own right.
“There will always be comparisons but I have my own name,” said Lukaku. “I am young and I can still make my own way.
“I have to keep working hard with the team and make the best out of the opportunities that I get. I will not put too much pressure on myself to score.
‘If I work hard enough the goals will come, as a striker if you do your job you will deliver.
“I feel that I am getting closer to where I want to be.”
Lukaku hit 17 goals for the Baggies last term, in a loan spell which saw him nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
And there have been calls for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to place faith in the youngster and make him the Blues’ first choice frontman this season, ahead of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.