Thomas Tuchel has explained why he did not play striker Romelu Lukaku in his side’s 1-0 loss to Everton on Sunday.
The Belgian striker joined the west London club for an initial cost of £97.5 million in August 2021 but has yet to make an impact in the Premier League since his return.
Lukaku has battled to maintain his first-place position throughout the season, with Blues’ Kai Havertz recently leading the line.
Thomas Tuchel offered a brief explanation after the game as to why he chose not to play Lukaku in Everton’s defeat to Frank Lampard’s team.
He was cited by football. London as saying, “Because we brought Jorginho off.” “Only three changes were made.”
Instead, Thomas Tuchel strategist opted for Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, and Hakim Ziyech to provide a unique perspective.
Tuchel said the following regarding how he saw the gameplay out:
“For me, having a clean sheet is essential. The game versus Man United was different; it was more open and there were more chances.
“This was more like the game against West Ham, where we kept a clean sheet and didn’t make any major errors.
“You struggle if you fall behind in an atmosphere like this and install belief in the opposing team.”
Arsenal now has a chance to close the gap between them and West Ham to just three points with a win over the Hammers.
Lukaku under Tuchel So far
Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku on August 12, 2021. The number 9 is their squad number. Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian footballer who is 28 years old (birthdate: 13/05/1993).
Romelu Lukaku has played 13 games in the English Premier League this season (plus 10 as a sub). From a total of 20 shots, he has 11 on target and has scored 5 goals (4.70 xG). Romelu Lukaku averages 12 passes per game and has a 73 percent pass completion percentage. He also has 0 assists.
Romelu Lukaku had four appearances in the Champions League this season (2021/22). (plus 2 as a sub). He has three shots on target out of a total of ten, and he has two goals (2.17 xG). Romelu Lukaku averages 10 passes per game and has a 79 percent pass completion percentage. He also has 0 assists.
Romelu Lukaku’s most recent encounter came against Everton in the English Premier League, where Chelsea lost 1-0 on the road.
How much does Lukaku earn at Chelsea?
Chelsea F.C. signed Romelu Lukaku to a five-year, £84,500,000 contract, with an annual average wage of £16,900,000. Lukaku will earn a base salary of £16,900,000 in 2021, with a £16,900,000 cap hit.
|Contract:||5 yr(s) / £84,500,000|
|Free Agent:||2026 / UFA|
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According to spotrac.com, Lukaku is the highest-paid player at Chelsea, earning £325,000 per week or £16.9 million per year. That puts him ahead of N’Golo Kante, the World Cup winner, and Timo Werner, the German attacker.
What kind of car does Lukaku drive?
Lukaku’s automobile collection is pretty amazing, including Maserati, Rolls-Royce Ghost, and Mercedes. His cars include:
- Rolls-Royce Wraith
- Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR Coupe
- Mercedes GLS 63 4X4
- Mercedes S-Class
- Audi Q7
- Ferrari 488 Spider