Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, has said that in Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea now have a “killer” in their squad who will finish off chances.

Lukaku netted the only goal as the Blues began their Champions League campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.

It was his fourth goal in four matches since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £98million deal from Inter Milan.

Cole admitted that Lukaku was not at his best against Zenit, but said his clinical nature makes him the perfect man to lead the line under Thomas Tuchel.

“I’m going to throw this out there, I think he’ll be top scorer in the Champions League this season.

“Lukaku didn’t even have one of his better games, he was a little bit scruffy but he’s a finisher now, a killer. Once that ball was delivered there was only going to be one winner, he’s a great finisher,” Cole said on BT Sport.

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