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Belgium international adamant he's not a carbon copy of his Ivorian team-mate but reveals the 33-year-old has had a major impact on his career at the Blues already

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku insists that he is a different player to team-mate Didier Drogba but says that the Ivorian has had a big influence on his career.

The 18-year-old moved to the Blues in the summer, and whilst his first-team opportunities have been limited so far, he feels that his football has already improved due to the impact of Drogba.

Lukaku told ChelseaTV: “I think I’m a different style of player to what I was before. I think that people don’t have to compare me that much Didier because he knows we have some differences in our game. He’s influenced me a lot that’s for sure.

“In the first week that I came here he [Drogba] didn’t say a lot because I think he was watching the way I play. In the second week he was telling me all the mistakes that I’d made in the game like my control of the ball and my shooting towards goal.”

Lukaku also admits that he faces a tough challenge to break into the Chelsea starting XI in the future but is delighted to be at Stamford Bridge.

He said: “There is more to achieve for sure. Being here is already one step but there are so many steps I want to make. I’m very happy right now but I know I have to work very hard to become one of the main keys of the team in the future.”

The Belgium international has made three appearances for Andre Villas-Boas’ side so far this season but has yet to find the target.

Lukaku added: “It doesn’t matter [who I score against] I want to score in each game. If I can score against Blackburn or against Manchester United or Arsenal I don’t care. Scoring a goal is the same feeling in each game for me.”

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