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Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by oluwaseyi02(m): 9:42am On Sep 13
The Belgian bagged a brace to continue his superb start to the season, but suffered a pratfall in his attempts to commemorate the moment

Romelu Lukaku has vowed to retire his knee-slide celebration after the Chelsea striker took an ungracious tumble during the Blues' victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.


The Belgian bagged a brace to continue his superb start to his second life at Stamford Bridge, keeping Thomas Tuchel's side firmly in the mix near the Premier League summit.

But the striker's attempt to commemorate his first goal was scuppered when his attempted knee slide fell short, leaving him in a comical heap - and the forward has now stated he will not repeat the feat.

Lukaku took to social media following the match - which saw Chelsea move joint-top of the table to keep their fine form flying across the opening weeks of the season - to issue words on his accident.

"No more sliding on my knees after yesterday’s celebration..." the 28-year-old wrote on Twitter, the morning after the game.

No more sliding on my knees after yesterday’s celebration…

— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) September 12, 2021
Though he provided no further elaboration, the Belgian's words could be interpreted as a tongue-in-cheek rebuke to his own pratfall, which fortunately came at no expense to both him and his team.

First goal at Stamford Bridge, love this. � pic.twitter.com/FgfJZ3NKBB

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 11, 2021

Lukaku follows in Hazard's footsteps
While it remains to be seen whether the attacker will stick to his own vow, he is not the first Chelsea player to claim he will no longer celebrate with the knee slide.

In 2018, then-Blues attacker Eden Hazard confirmed that he would retire his celebration - a trademark of his time at Stamford Bridge - as it had become too painful for him to replicate.

On that occasion, the player delivered an actual message through club channels, complete with scabbed knees, to show why he was stepping back from the move.

There will be no more knee slides from @HazardEden10... � pic.twitter.com/WclFdINcak

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 4, 2018

As long as Lukaku's decision to stop the knee slide does not affect his goalscoring form, Thomas Tuchel and the rest of Chelsea are unlikely to care.

The Belgian's homecoming to Stamford Bridge has already far eclipsed a first spell marked more by loan moves elsewhere than success for the Blues.

Next up, Lukaku is expected to be at the forefront of the club's Champions League title defence, which gets underway against Zenit on Tuesday.

https://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/no-more-sliding-on-my-knees-chelsea-star-lukaku-says-hell-retire-/l6ve8o9jvnfr1kzkx0cs9te1g

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Fahdiga(m): 9:46am On Sep 13
Best in the world right now

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Lamasta(m): 9:48am On Sep 13
The guy is on fire for Chelsea right now

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by EagleEyes794: 9:59am On Sep 13
I saw that when he intended to slide after the goal on Saturday. I even thought the guy was injured already.

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by chatinent: 10:19am On Sep 13
I like this dude. But rather than the whites to make him the GOAT, they'll rather choose another successor with syringe holes in his body.

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by CandyOps(m): 10:27am On Sep 13
Risky celebration move. They usually pratcie thier celebrations esp hard ones like the knee slides after trainings..

Na that jumping on top person I hate. U score goal everybody go wan jump on top of you.

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by NwaNimo1(m): 1:16pm On Sep 13

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by seunaj: 1:16pm On Sep 13
The only prolific guy to challenge cr7 for the Golden boot this season. Gbegbengbe(doredo)
Kò séré ń Moscow

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by holuwajobar(m): 1:16pm On Sep 13
Welcome to Stamford bridge grin

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Shukusheka(m): 1:17pm On Sep 13
How you want take do successful knee-slide when only you dey weigh like 150kg. grin

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Bodmum: 1:17pm On Sep 13
Ok
Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by symbuul: 1:17pm On Sep 13

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Blitzerz: 1:17pm On Sep 13
There is a special technique to it.
If u don't get it. U will peel your knees.

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Bekeey: 1:18pm On Sep 13
Wetin come concern me ni

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by SEGLIZ: 1:18pm On Sep 13
does it make any difference? No.

all we need are the goals.

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Ayo2004: 1:18pm On Sep 13
Even people wey don score 500 career goals still dey slide,who your papa con be grin

Chelsea players and fans(and man utd)
too like dey do smell smell...
Top 10 highest goalscorers this season
1.Salah
2.Kane
3.Antonio
4.Calvert Lewin
5.Vardy
6.Ingss
7.Mane
8.Sterling
9.Son
10.Aubameyang

No space for any man Utd or Chelsea frauds in my book especially that tapin merchant and his Portuguese brother grin

We all know the EPL,FA cup,Carabao Cup belongs to Man city but agidi no go let those agberos admit it tongue

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Hemanwel(m): 1:18pm On Sep 13
Lukaku should try sliding on MKO Abiola Stadium pitch here in Abuja. I want to check something.

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by KingAzari: 1:18pm On Sep 13
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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by bitrusnathan396(m): 1:19pm On Sep 13
cheesy
Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by tolumizzy(m): 1:19pm On Sep 13
So we should fry sand abi
Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by foxxydude: 1:19pm On Sep 13
Drogba got the best knee slide celebration grin

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by elmessiahs(m): 1:19pm On Sep 13
Chelsea Goal machine

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Wedesignbetter: 1:19pm On Sep 13
grin
Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by candidbabe(f): 1:19pm On Sep 13
Sorry mannnn
Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by affable4(m): 1:20pm On Sep 13
Lol. Baba nearly collect monkey nyash for knee onto goal celebration.

Gave me a scare though.

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by fergie001: 1:20pm On Sep 13
Mtchewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by Isobug: 1:21pm On Sep 13
Fahdiga:
Best in the world right now
Best ke

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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by lailo: 1:21pm On Sep 13
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Re: Lukaku Says He Won't Slide On His Knees To Celebrate Goals Anymore by walozanga(m): 1:21pm On Sep 13
Big guy

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