Romelu Lukaku ‘s omission from the Carabao Cup final will be disastrous in the near term, without a doubt.
He’ll be itching to play, and he doesn’t want to miss out on the big moments.
But I can tell you one thing: Thomas Tuchel will not play him if he does not train properly.
Managers are obstinate individuals who insist on having their way or the highway.
We have no idea how the two are getting along, if there is a problem or if it has been resolved.
I’d want to believe Rom is a big boy who realizes he hasn’t been providing and needs to step up. He realizes he needs to do more.
His seven touches against Crystal Palace were well-publicized, and he understands that being dropped was a slap in the face. Perhaps it will rekindle his passion.
He will have to liven up. He cost Chelsea about £100 million, so he must perform.
At that price, you’re scrutinized more than ever before, so he’ll have to put in extra effort, which he will.
The Palace game has gotten a lot of attention, but it can happen to any striker.
Earlier in the season, they said the same thing about Harry Kane.
They were doubting Kane’s professionalism because he only had a few touches every game. However, it does not make for enjoyable reading. Do we not live in a stat-driven world?
That will be visible to everyone. A game with seven touches? Is one of them a kick-off? That’s not a good sign.
Romelu Lukaku is well aware that he needs to be more assertive. Take a look at his stature, his build, and his abilities. When he asks for the ball, he would sometimes simply go through people.
He thrashed Arsenal at the start of the season, and I remember watching him do it. He should play for two, four, five, or six teams per year.
“We don’t know whether Lukaku really is a Tuchel player. Timo Werner was meant to be, and he isn’t starting either.”Troy Deeney Via The Sun
But what I’d rather concentrate on is that, as a player, when that happens, he’ll be at training and begging for the ball, eager to show everyone what he’s capable of.
Tuchel isn’t seeing it right now, so he wants to win respect for what he’s doing right now, not for what he’s done in the past.
It was a good signing for Chelsea, but I don’t think it was a perfect fit when you look at Lukaku’s style of play compared to Tuchel’s, which is a real build from the back style.
Romelu Lukaku then has to link the ball, which I would argue is not his strongest suit, but he makes behind-the-back runs that aren’t being seen right now.
You’ve got two inside 10s who want the ball to create with short passes.
The wing-backs are my major concern. Reece James and Ben Chilwell both have good passing abilities, although they have been injured.
Just look at the Club World Cup. Lukaku scored with a header after a cross was delivered into the box.
We don’t know whether Lukaku really is a Tuchel player. Timo Werner was supposed to be his type of striker, but he isn’t starting.
It’s all about fitting into the mold of what Chelsea need at the moment.
When it was working with Lukaku at the start of the season, I never heard: ‘Ooh that Lukaku buy was dodgy’.
Lukaku, in my opinion, will have to make sacrifices since, in his current state, he cannot begin to ask Tuchel for stylistic adjustments. When you start scoring, everything changes.
Chelsea and Tuchel now have to figure things out. They will not sell him for the same sum they paid for him.
They won’t want to sell him if he gets back to being worth that much. It should all work out because he is just too talented a player to fail.
And I feel bad for the team he plays against when he returns to the club and starts scoring.