Is Romelu Lukaku A Premier League Flop?
By Andrew Parker - June 25, 2022

We all know of the big Belgian who made his name at Anderlecht impressing several scouts from all of Europe’s top clubs. Chelsea inevitably signed him and he made his debut in the following season for the Blues. He showed unsatisfactory performances at Chelsea and Chelsea didn’t seem to unlock the striker they thought they had signed. Therefore, he was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion and Everton in the following seasons respectively where he again showed spells of a world-class striker and impressed Manchester United boss at that time, Jose Mourinho, who ended up signing him.


Romelu Lukaku’s Manchester United career came off with a bright start after scoring a brace on his debut. People were buzzing over the new £75 million strikers who seemed to impress the fans from the very first day. However, as the season progressed, the striker lost his immaculate form even with the ecstatic midfield of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic behind him and Marcus Rashford on his left wing. Over his two seasons for the club, Romelu Lukaku scored 42 goals and assisted 13 times in 96 appearances for the club. In essence, however, Romelu Lukaku failed to impress Mourinho and Solskjaer with his inconsistent performances, weak first touches, and failure to show up in big matches in the Premier League which didn’t help Manchester United to achieve anything.

After United, Lukaku left for Inter where he showed world-class performances which impressed current Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea signed him for a record £100 million which meant high expectations from the Belgian. However, from the start, Romelu Lukaku didn’t meet the expectations with a repetition of the same weak form. He only scored 15 goals in 44 appearances in his return and almost never started in big matches. It seemed as if playing in the Premier League was way out of the Belgian’s abilities and he was labeled the ‘flop of the season this year. All in all, Romelu Lukaku never really fitted into the Premier League’s intense matches and is leaving again for Italy this year.