By Coral Barry
It was the clash of the heavyweights at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon as Chelsea strikers past and present went head to head.
In a 3-3 thriller between Chelsea and Everton, that included two goals in the eight minutes of stoppage time, the Blues twice came from behind to salvage a point.
Amid the high drama, an intriguing sub-plot was two opposing strikers as Lukaku returned to his former club in his best form since he was sold for £22million to the Merseysiders in the summer of 2014.
Fans were split which of the two strikers is top dog after Costa led the unlikely Chelsea fightback from 2-0 down with a goal and an assist to lift his goal haul for the campaign to nine.
Lukaku did not add to his 19-goal tally for the season but caused the hosts’ backline huge problems with his power and goal threat.
Watch Lukaku tear us to shreds and then Chelsea fans chant the name of the manager who sold our future for one title. Top idiots.
— Ad Wojtkowiak (@AdamWojtkowiak) January 16, 2016
Lukaku should be playing in chelsea blue today
— Dave (@Mouhazard) January 16, 2016
Lukaku on fire for Everton. KDB on fire for Man City. And someone thought they were not good enough for this sorry Chelsea?
— Osime Samuel (@silvergrace63) January 16, 2016
Those of a Chelsea persuasion are convinced that Costa demonstrated his greater pedigree over his younger rival.
— Patrick Kuri (@PatrickKuri) January 16, 2016
Lukaku's least effective game in donkeys. Fair play to the Chelsea defence, he's barely had a sniff.
— Peter Guy (@Getintothis) January 16, 2016
Lukaku always goes missing against Chelsea
— Joe (@JoeTighe97) January 16, 2016
Despite his impressive performance, Lukaku could not get on the scoresheet and his hunt goes on for his first goal against his former club.
That seems to have gone down well with some Chelsea fans, as this one tweet perfectly captures.
Congratulations to Chelsea on winning the "Lukaku still haven't scored in Stamford Bridge trophy"
— Mr Levi (@RealMrLevi) January 16, 2016