Thomas Tuchel omits under fire Lukaku from matchday squad against Liverpool (According to The Athletic)

According to The Athletic, Chelsea’s manager,Thomas Tuchel, has dropped under fire striker, Romelu Lukaku, from the matchday squad to face Liverpool.

The 28-year-old striker has scored in his last two Premier League appearances for Chelsea but found himself at the centre of a controversy this week after an interview was broadcast in which he said he was unhappy with his role at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has not hidden his displeasure at the unauthorised interview and said during his most recent press conference that he would hold “behind closed doors talks” with Lukaku, who is Chelsea’s record signing.

Lukaku, who arrived at Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan in a deal worth €115 million (£96.4 million) this summer, only returned to training last week having previously suffered from an ankle injury and a bout of COVID-19.

He scored in recent fixtures against Aston Villa and Brighton, but frustrated the club with an interview recorded several weeks ago but aired on Sky Italia on Thursday, in which he said he would like to return to Inter Milan in the near future and was “not happy with the situation” at Chelsea.

“I don’t like it,” Tuchel said in a press conference after the interview had aired.

“But I don’t want to make more out of it than it actually is. It is very easy to take lines out of context.”

Lukaku’s absence for such an important game will surely come as a blow. Chelsea are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City and need to beat Liverpool at home on Sunday to realistically have a chance of competing for the title.

15 thoughts on “Thomas Tuchel omits under fire Lukaku from matchday squad against Liverpool (According to The Athletic)”

  1. TT, is confusing player’s at Chelsea. At first he was doing well when he arrives at Stamford but his attitude has dropped the team dawn. You can see by the performance that there is a lot of tension with the players. His job is done management should suck him before Chelsea droppe to top six it’s football.

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  2. If lukaku thinks he’s not happy in Chelsea, he should peacefully and let the team focus on its success.

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  3. Yes Tuchel is the boss, but Lukaku has a point, his role under double T at Chelsea makes it hard for himself and a team in general. I think yes Lukaku wasn’t right to air his view the way he did but ther is something Tuchel should work on.

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  4. The vision of Tuchel us right to some extent, but we have to look for the fair well of the team is to win, l advice u to forgive romelu lukaku my best player in Chelsea

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      1. To hell with lukaku afterward we won the ucl trophy without him let go of him and go for players who are hungry for the club success. Well-done TTT.

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