Liverpool are set to face Chelsea this weekend. The two sides have six points, five goals scored and two clean sheets. Someone’s 100% record has to go. All of the talk ahead of the game is about the visitor’s megabucks signing up top. Romelu Lukaku doesn’t have the best record nor stats against Liverpool, we shouldn’t be overly worried.
Liverpool v Chelsea
This weekend sees one of English football’s titanic clashes played out in front of a packed Anfield crowd.
Liverpool v Chelsea. Scouse v English.
The Reds will go into the game high on confidence with the fans set to cook up a raucous atmosphere to tip the balance in favour of Jürgen Klopp’s men.
Thomas Tuchel’s megabucks side may arrive more expensive and buoyed by an impressive showing against Arsenal but the fans can make all the difference in these games.
Romelu Lukaku stats and record v Liverpool
This summer Chelsea brought back Belgium’s best striker.
The Blues paid Inter Milan £97.5m for the imposing forward.
Having impressed in the Italian Serie A plenty were expecting big things of the Belgian.
He didn’t disappoint, netting on his second Chelsea debut against Arsenal.
Romelu Lukaku doesn’t boast impressive stats nor an encouraging record against Liverpool, however.
The striker has faced the Reds on 17 occasions. He has won just three of these games, drawing six and losing eight.
Across the 17 games he’s found the net just five times.
What RTK has to say
Of course, we need to take into account that some of these games may have been for West Brom and Everton.
He’s been around for an age has Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian has come on leaps and bounds since he left Manchester United, we are facing an entirely different forward this time around.
Thankfully we’ve got the best centre back in the world to keep him quiet.