During the summer transfer window, there was plenty of talk surrounding the three new strikers who had joined the Premier League.
Alvaro Morata signed for Chelsea, Alexandre Lacazette signed for Arsenal and Romelu Lukaku signed for Manchester United.
Arsenal’s opening game of the season was on a Friday night against Leicester and Lacazette scored after two minutes. The following day, Chelsea lost their first match of the season 3-2 at home to Burnley, but Morata got on the scoresheet.
Social media was filled with plenty of comments about the United striker, with the pressure on him to score. Journalists and rival fans claimed that Morata was the more intelligent player, while Arsenal fans hailed Lacazette’s skilful feet in contrast to Lukaku’s apparently poor first touch.
After 52 minutes of Lukaku’s Premier League debut (forgetting that he had already scored his first United goal against Real Madrid in the Super Cup final), he had two goals to his name.
Fast forward six months and Lukaku now has 21 goals for United, which is as many as Morata and Lacazette have combined for their clubs.