CHELSEA will full a unprecedented Triple Crown of instantaneous Premier League glory if Romelu Lukaku returns – AND an superior omen comes good.
Didier Drogba and David Luiz received the top-flight of their comeback seasons at Stamford Bridge in 2014-15 and 2016-17 respectively.
And striker Lukaku can spherical off a powerful seven-year treble for the Blues, ought to his £97.5million change from Inter Milan undergo within the subsequent few days as anticipated.
That might be a staggering stat, virtually as superior in itself as dethroning a Manchester Metropolis facet for whom Jack Grealish’s £100m signing pips Lukaku to the English club-record price.
It might additionally present that, statistically, soccer is usually a sport of each two halves AND three-thirds – with Belgium celebrity Lukaku the ultimate half.
All-time nice Blues’ frontman Drogba had already received three Prem titles and the Champions League when he returned to carry a fourth top-flight crown underneath Jose Mourinho.
And two years later Brazil centre-back Luiz got here again to notch his solely Prem success, though he did win Europe’s high prize alongside Drogba in 2011-12.
Now it is Lukaku’s flip.
And aside from thrilling current historical past, Chelsea followers can level to his being a much more pivotal re-signing than Drogba and Luiz.
Ivory Coast celebrity Drogba was 36 when he rejoined for a nostalgic one-year stint as a bit-part participant and dressing room chief.
And Luiz’s £34m seize from PSG for a second spell on the Bridge stunned many, resulting from his flamboyant however inconsistent model.
In distinction, Chelsea imagine Lukaku, 28, is one of the best ahead they may realistically recruit.
They knew Tottenham could be unwilling to promote England skipper Harry Kane to a London rival, whereas Borussia Dortmund are assured of holding purpose machine Erling Haaland for yet another marketing campaign.
And Old Trafford legend Rio Ferdinand is sure Lukaku will “guarantee 20 goals a season” and be fired as much as show outdated membership Manchester United incorrect
Ferdinand instructed his YouTube channel FIVE: “He is scored objectives wherever he is been, he is an elite goalscorer, it is so simple as that.”
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Lukaku’s 64 objectives in 95 video games for Inter included 24 top-flight strikes final time period as they received Serie A for the primary time since 2010.
And nevertheless a lot historical past factors to a Prem triumph within the upcoming marketing campaign, he might be hungry to finish an much more staggering stat.
The Belgium hero failed to attain in his first stint at Chelsea, with 15 clean video games from 2011-2014.
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