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Di Canio slams 'dull' Chelsea striker Lukaku: When it gets tough he doesn't score

West Ham great Paolo di Canio has slammed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Di Canio has criticised the Blues' £98million summer signing for his recent dry spell and is clearly unimpressed by the Belgian.

On the Sky Calcio Club show, the 53-year-old Di Canio said: "I heard (Giuseppe) Bergomi comparing (Napoli striker Victor) Osimhen and Lukaku. But Osimhen has a different spirit, he's not dull like him.

"When the difficulty increased he scored no goals in five games with Chelsea. And it's not Chelsea's fault, they are first (in the table) even without his goals."

Di Canio, who played more than 100 times for West Ham and scored 47 goals for the club, went on to compare Lukaku with 36-year-old Udinese target man Fernando Llorente.

"Lukaku does not score. Lukaku is a functional player, as Llorente was in (Antonio) Conte's Juve.

"Even if Lukaku is stronger than Llorente. Lukaku is functional to a certain type of game."

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