Lukaku receives number 9 Chelsea, ready to face Arsenal

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Chelsea have given Romelu Lukaku the number 9 shirt to use as he is ready to face Arsenal if Thomas Tuchel wants to play.

Romelu Lukaku will be wearing the number 9 shirt for the Blues this season after former owner Tammy Abraham. Moved to AS Roma on Tuesday, August 17.

The 28-year-old Belgian national team striker, who moved from Inter Milan for a fee of 97.5 million pounds (about 4,485 million baht), revealed at a press conference in front of the press for the first time on Wednesday. Regarding the condition of his own fitness, “Yes, I have trained. I did it throughout pre-season.”

“It’s nice to be back here. I don’t feel new Because I already know many players. I am happy to be here I will try to make the team better. And I’m ready to play if the manager wants me on the pitch,” Lukaku said.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “Now that we have Lukaku. There’s a chance we can play two strikers like Inter use him, or we could use three strikers. The next person, we will have to see that. How did it work?” 

Chelsea are scheduled to visit Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League match of the London derby on Sunday, August 22.