Chelsea star Gary Cahill has noted that his side will be wary of former Blues forward Romelu Lukaku ahead of the AF Cup clash this weekend.
The player noted that he thinks Lukaku has gone on and done well after leaving the club – and that all his qualities will make it hard for the Blues, who of course want to end their season on a high and win the FA Cup.
He said to Standard Sport:“Sometimes when you’re at a club like Chelsea you feel sorry when you see a player move on. Naturally some progress and some don’t, but you don’t hear about the ones that don’t.
“We all know it’s hard to have time to come in as a young player – maybe the club and the supporters give you seven, eight, nine games where you’re rusty and not performing. It’s difficult to do that.
“They’ve then gone on and developed elsewhere and he’s gone on to be a top player. I’ve played and trained against him loads of times and it’ll be difficult (on Saturday).
“Everyone can see his attributes: pace, power, strength and he can finish. His goal-scoring record is very good.
“But we’re not focusing on one player in their team. We’re respectful of the fact that they have numerous players who can turn a game on its head, as do we.”
The end of the season is nigh and the summer is set to be key for both Cahill and Lukaku – with the two set to face off in the World Cup as well, with England set to take on Belgium in the group stages.
That will of course be huge for both players, and it’s set to be the last World Cup for Cahill, with the player not getting any younger, while Lukaku’s career is just beginning.