Lukaku warns Man City, Liverpool, tells them ‘Chelsea are hunters now’
Romelu Lukaku, the Chelsea striker, has warned Manchester City and Liverpool that the Blues are the hunters now in the race for the Premier League title.
The Belgium international scored a goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
The win over Aston Villa means Chelsea are alive in a three-horse Premier League title race featuring Liverpool and leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea are now level on points with Liverpool, who have a game in hand, and six points behind Man City.
Speaking to Sky Sports after his side’s win over Aston Villa, Lukaku spoke about Chelsea’s title race: “We are the hunters now. The last results for us were not the best, and now we have to chase [Man City and Liverpool].
“Every game for us from now until the end of the season is a final; you have to treat them like finals because every game in the Premier League is very difficult. But today, we won, and now we have to push on and keep chasing.”
He added: “Today we had to do a job; we had to win the game. Aston Villa were doing really well in the last couple of games, credit to Steven Gerrard and his staff and their players; they have a really good team, and it wasn’t easy for us.
“Now we have to push on and make sure that every game is a final. Win, and that’s it.”