Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel backs Romelu Lukaku to follow in Harry Kane’s stead and rediscover his top form
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has backed Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku to rediscover his scoring touch sooner rather than later.
Romelu Lukaku is yet to justify the whopping £97.5m club-record fee that Chelsea paid for him last summer. The Belgian has struggled to replicate the form he showed for Inter Milan in the previous two seasons and has attracted a lot of speculation lately for his off-the-field conduct.
With only eight goals and two assists in 23 appearances to his name across all competitions this season, it’s evident that Stamford Bridge is yet to see the best of the 28-year-old striker. Given the faith put in him, it remains to be seen just when we can get the best out of the giant striker.
Lukaku isn’t the only ace striker who is enjoying a poor spell of form this season. Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane had a similarly poor start this campaign but appears to have rediscovered his best since the arrival of Antonio Conte, The English captain has regained his consistency and has found the net four times in the last 5 Premier League matches.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel compared the two world-class strikers and suggested that Lukaku’s performance drop in quality isn’t totally abrupt. The German manager also backed the Belgian forward to end the season strongly.
“I remember when there were a lot of critics for Harry Kane at the beginning of the season. But in the end, he is what he is. He’s a goalscorer. I think if you are a scorer at this level, you must have been scoring goals from six-years old. You just have it, and he will never lose it, and it’s the same for Romelu.”
“These guys, at the end of the season, they will have a certain amount of goals. Why? Because they have proved, this is what they do. It’s simply what they do.”
Chelsea are set to face Tottenham in the London derby today in a clash that could have huge ramifications in the race for the top four. With both Lukaku and Kane set to go up against each other, it remains to be seen who will come out on top. Given our recent run of results in the league, there is no better time than now for Lukaku to prove Tuchel a prophet.
More Chelsea News
- Transfer News: Chelsea are interested in loaning out-of-favour Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele
- Transfer News: Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso
- Transfer News: Chelse are tracking Ajax defensive-midfielder Edson Alvarez
This match can be the opportunity for Lukaku to gain the trust and respect of the Blues fans. On top of that, if he guides our team to triumph, then we can be in a better position to challenge Liverpool for the second spot.
A win in the London derby would also help us gain the momentum we lost after winning only one of the last five matches.
Romano: Chelsea open to offers for 29-year-old playmaker
Fabrizio Romano: Chelsea ready to listen to transfer offers for Hakim Ziyech According to the transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter,...
“Going to change”- Chelsea star gives his verdict on the incoming Boehly era
Chelsea star Reece James opens up on what to expect from Todd Boehly at Stamford Bridge According to The Daily...
Barca honcho opens up on the future of 25-year-old star on Chelsea’s radar
Barcelona DOF Mateu Alemany concedes loss of faith in Ousmane Dembele amidst Chelsea interest According to The Express, Barcelona director...
Serie A giants make a move to ward off Chelsea interest in 33-year-old star
Inter Milan make an improved contract offer for Chelsea target Ivan Perisic According to Fabrizio Romano (h/t football.london), Inter Milan...
Romano: Star forward set for talks with Chelsea regarding future
Fabrizio Romano: Christian Pulisic is set for talks with Chelsea regarding his future this summer According to reliable journalist Fabrizio...
Transfer News: Spanish club could beat Chelsea to Turkish star this summer
Transfer News: Real Madrid seeking to trump Chelsea to Caglar Soyuncu According to Spanish outlet AS (h/t The Express), Chelsea...