In Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea on Sunday, Romelu Lukaku got his first goal of the season against on the top eight teams in the table.
It is something that was becoming a concern for United supporters, who no doubt will have been relieved when the Belgian international levelled the game in the Old Trafford win.
However, the next question relates to whether he can now do this on a consistent basis.
With league games against Liverpool and Man City, as well as an FA Cup and Champions League knock-out games on the horizon, Jose Mourinho will be expecting a better return from the £75 million man.
But is it Mourinho that is holding the striker back?
Speaking on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday, England legend and Premier League record scorer Alan Shearer pointed out how United’s midfielders use the ball against the big teams – and how this affects Lukaku’s ability to put the ball in the net.
Is this why Lukaku doesn’t always perform against the top sides? pic.twitter.com/lxvT6DiNmD
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 26, 2018