Romelu Lukaku Told To Beat Cristiano Ronaldo To Major EPL Accolade For Chelsea This Term

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is already back to become Premier League top goalscorers this season ahead of new Manchester United acquisition Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 36-year-old evergreen attacker’s return to England was confirmed on Friday evening, with the Red Devils announcing that the Portuguese international could wearing his Jersey number 7 for the next two seasons.

Cristiano Ronaldo move certainly a surprising one, having also been heavily linked with a switch to United’s great rivals Manchester City.

Intriguingly, Ronaldo’s transfer is also the same move that Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku made this summer too, with the powerful frontman becoming the Blues’ record signing in a £97million deal from Inter Milan.

There will therefore be parallels drawn between the two considering that path, and also their competitions for the top-scorer award in Italy for the last two campaign.

Indeed, the Portuguese star ran out victorious last season with his 29 league goals, securing the Capocannoniere award, while Lukaku claimed player of the season award with 24 goals and 10 assists after helped Inter Milan win Serie A title for the first time since 10 years ago.

In 2019/20, Ciro Immobile claimed the Capocannoniere award. However, it is Lukaku who is more fancied this time around though.

According to Betfair, the former Inter Milan, Manchester United and Everton frontman sits at odds of 3/1 to win the Premier League golden boot this season, whilst Ronaldo sits slightly further behind at a price of 5/1.

Romelu Lukaku already managed to get off to a quick start on the race for the award having netted on his debut in a 2-0 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

As it stands, West Ham United forward Michail Antonio sits atop the standings with four goals to his name after just three matches of the season.

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