Thomas Tuchel insistent that Romelu Lukaku is an important player for Chelsea
The Blues re-signed the Belgian for £97.5million in the summer. He proved his importance in the opening games itself, bagging 4 goals in his first four starts. However, he then went goalless for seven consecutive games before picking up an injury against Malmo.
His absence has not stopped the influx of goals, with Chelsea scoring 21 in their last seven fixtures. However, the 28-year-old is now nearing a return from injury as he was also on the bench for the game against Juventus.
Building up to the Manchester United game, Tuchel was insistent that Lukaku is still an important member and squashed claims that if his side works better without the centre-forward.
“Maybe, we shine so brightly now because Romelu did the hard work before. He scored some very decisive goals for us already, to bring us in a position where the young players and other players can take over, step in and show their qualities.”
Tuchel went on to praise Lukaku’s contributions both on and off the field for Chelsea. Even when he is not playing, the Belgian adds much to the squad with his positivity and motivational abilities.
“We started strong, and we started the season with Romelu. The things he brings when he is in the dressing room, in the building, even when he is injured, he is every day here, positive, determined, he pushes everybody…He will be super, and he is actually, at the moment, very important..”
The key to the title race
Even though the Blues have been relentless without him, we shall always look like a better side with Lukaku available. Our draw against Burnley was precisely the kind of game the Belgian could have influenced. Chelsea created countless chances but could not put the game to bed.
Talent can not be kept down for long a nd we are certain that Lukaku will rediscover his scoring touch soon.
His performances against Arsenal and Liverpool are also a testament to it. He was the focal point against the Gunners as we whitewashed them 3-0. He caused all sorts of problems to the Anfield outfit’s backline despite Chelsea being down to 10-men.
We have needed Ben Chilwell and Reece James to turn into centre-forwards during his absence, and that is not a safe strategy to rely on, especially now that the left-back has picked up a long-term injury.
More Chelsea News
- Player News: Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen set to extend his contract amidst uncertainty
- Transfer News: Chelsea amongst clubs interested in signing Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic
- Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku unlikely to start against Manchester United as Thomas Tuchel provides injury news
Tuchel does appreciate that other players have stepped up recently, but one can see what he means when he talks about the importance of his No 9. The league title is going to be hard to win and the value of a premium striker like Lukaku is going to be key in the long run.
Chelsea set to receive multiple summer offers for impressive 20-year-old PL loanee
Transfer News: Chelsea face Armando Broja decision in the summer According to the Express, Chelsea are set to brace themselves...
Boost for Chelsea as 22-year-old South American ace rejects new contract at current club
Chelsea on alert as Ronald Araujo rejects Barcelona contract extension According to Marca, Barcelona centre-back,, Ronald Araujo has rejected the club’s opening contract...
Former Man United ace warns Chelsea against signing World Cup winning La Liga ace
Luke Chadwick warns Chelsea against signing Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele Speaking to CaughtOffside (h/t football.london), former Manchester United player Luke...
Transfer blow for Chelsea as Eredivisie ace decides against Stamford Bridge move
Chelsea handed major transfer blow as Nicolas Tagliafico makes Barcelona decision According to ESPN (h/t football.london), Chelsea have been dealt...
European giants eye Chelsea star to replace first-team defensive colossus
Bayern Munich eye Chelsea star Andreas Christensen to replace Niklas Sule According to Goal (h/t Daily Mail), Bayern Munich have...
Transfer News: Chelsea closing in on summer deal for 23-year-old La Liga defensive star
Chelsea are close to landing Sevilla defender Jules Kounde in the summer According to a report from Tutto Mercato Web,...