- John Terry cited the signing of Romelu Lukaku as the missing piece of the jigsaw for the west Londoners to push for the league title
- Chelsea will be looking to challenge for the Premier League this season after won the UEFA Champions League last term
- The Blues sealed a fourth-place finish last season in the league, but John Terry feels his former side have a chance to challenge for the domestic crown
Chelsea legend John Terry has suggested Romelu Lukaku could fire the club to Premier League glory this season.
The Blues acquired the services of the Belgian during the summer transfer window, splashing about £97million to snap him up from Inter Milan.
According to Terry, Lukaku was the 'big one missing' in Chelsea's title charge last term, and his arrival gives his former side the advantage in the title race.
Terry said via Metro:
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"I think they’re looking very good, he’s the one big one missing. I know they won the Champions League last season but probably just missed out [on the Premier League] overall because of that, I think bringing him in he kind of gives that, he’s shown that already
"He’s got something to prove at Chelsea too, it didn’t work out for him last time, I know Rom (Lukaku) and he’s very determined to do well. Chelsea are looking great at the minute and I think they can give Manchester City a push."
Tuchel praises Lukaku's arrival
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has openly conceded he is glad to have landed Lukaku, describing him as "a smart guy."
This is Lukaku's second stint at Stamford Bridge, having endured a disappointing one seven years ago.
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At the time, he was shipped out to rivals Everton after failing to nail down a starting place under then manager José Mourinho.
He went on to move to Man United, before joining Italian giants Inter Milan.
It was during his time at the San Siro where he established himself as one of the finest strikers in the world right now, with his goalscoring prowess helping Inter win the Italian league last season after a decade of waiting.
He has since opened his goal basket at Stamford Bridge, scoring on his debut against Arsenal.
New players billed for Premier league debut this weekend
Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League's match-week four could be marked with new faces after clubs sealing deals for a number of players on transfer deadline day.
Arsenal, Chelsea, and Man United are among the top clubs that concluded deals before the window slam shut.
A total of £1.1 billion was spent by clubs this summer, with fans now waiting with excitement to watch their new players.