Tuchel, Lukaku To Hold Talks

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he will talk to Romelu Lukaku on Monday about returning to the squad.

The striker was dropped for Sunday’s draw with Liverpool after comments he made in an interview recorded several weeks ago but aired on Thursday.

Lukaku said he was “not happy” with his bit-part role under Tuchel earlier this season.

“Tomorrow there is a meeting and we will decide,” Tuchel told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Read: Tuchel Flexes Muscle, Drops Controversial Lukaku For Liverpool Tie

“Monday we discuss and we all meet and we will take a decision.”

Lukaku had also said he would like to return to Inter Milan in the near future.

Before Sunday’s game, Tuchel said he had left the 28-year-old out of the squad to “protect the preparation” for a match against a team one point behind them in the Premier League.

And after the game, the German boss told Sky Sports: “He is our player, there is always a way back.

Read Also: Chelsea Boss Tuchel Unhappy With Lukaku Comments

“We will clear this behind closed doors and once we have made a decision and Romelu knows, you will maybe know also. It is not to be discussed now.”

Lukaku has scored seven goals in 18 appearances since he rejoined Chelsea from Italian champions Inter Milan for £97.5m in the summer.

He has also been hampered by injury and illness and, at times, found himself left out of the starting line-up even when fit.

However, he has had a recent upturn in form, scoring in his last two Premier League appearances, after discussions about his role with Tuchel.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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