Chelsea fans are furious with Romelu Lukaku as the £97.5million Belgian striker squanders a glorious Man City opportunity by choosing to pass while the goal was gaping
- Romelu Lukaku had a great chance to give Chelsea the lead against City
- Belgian striker was clean on goal, but tried Hakim Ziyech . to set up
- Chelsea fans on social media were furious with his decision making
Chelsea fans were not happy with Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian lost a glorious chance to give the Blues the lead against Manchester City by trying to set up Hakim Ziyech.
With just over nine minutes to go in the first half of the Etihad, Lukaku found himself in space after turning away from John Stones and galloping towards City’s goal.
However, instead of rushing into the penalty area and putting Ederson to the test, Lukaku Ziyech tried to play in with a through ball to his right.
Chelsea fans were not happy with Romelu Lukaku after he missed a glorious opportunity to give the Blues the lead against Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.
Lukaku was clean on goal but chose to set up Hakim Ziyech instead
The Belgian hit the pass out of reach of the former Ajax winger, and the flag is offside anyway.
As City breathed a sigh of relief, it wasn’t long before some Chelsea fans took to social media to express their feelings about Lukaku’s decision-making, as rival supporters laughed at the Belgian.
Some Chelsea fans were unhappy with Lukaku’s decision because he lost an opportunity
The Blues’ record signing endured a very difficult first half in which he was often isolated
While fans of rival clubs took the opportunity to mock the Belgian attacker
The former Everton and Manchester United had a difficult first half against City and he was often alone up front.
Lukaku had the fewest touches of any Chelsea player in the first 45 minutes and the Blues failed to register a single shot in the first half.
According to OptaJoe, that was the first time they didn’t in a Premier League game under Thomas Tuchel, and the first time overall since they played against Newcastle in May 2018.
Lukaku’s afternoon didn’t really improve in the second half as he was denied by Ederson when he went 1 on 1 with the City goalkeeper.
Lukaku found himself in space after turning away from John Stones and heading for the target
But instead of going for the goal, he tried to set up Hakim Ziyech and begged for the chance
The 28-year-old became the most expensive signing in Chelsea history when he returned to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan in the summer for £97.5 million after winning the Serie A title last season.
His second stint with the Blues got off to a brilliant start with three goals in four Premier League appearances, before the Belgium international was sidelined for a month with an ankle injury.