With a powerful and muscular frame, the Belgium international has been heralded as the heir to the 35-year-old's throne at Stamford Bridge since his £18 million transfer from Anderlecht two years ago.
But for such a young player, he has an abundance of self-belief which means that, while he respects the similarity between himself and Drogba, he is a confident character who wants to make his own mark in English football.
He has a long way to go because in spite of his obvious ability, Lukaku has managed just 12 appearances for Chelsea, a statistic undermined by the fact he is yet to score for his parent club.
However, his progress on loan at West Brom, where he scored an impressive total of 17 goals in the Premier League, has suggested he is ready to take on the challenge to succeed at the West London club.
And here, we take a quick peek into the future to examine what could happen for the towering striker this season.
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