Tuchel on the chances of Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs Spurs


Thomas Tuchel on the chances of Romelu Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs TottenhamThomas Tuchel on the chances of Romelu Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs Tottenham

 

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has, on Sunday evening, provided a fresh insight into the situation of hitman Romelu Lukaku.

Out in the cold

The name of Belgian international Lukaku has, of course, taken its place front and centre in the headlines once more on Sunday.

This comes after the 28-year-old was completely omitted from Chelsea’s matchday squad to face Liverpool in a crunch Premier League showdown.

Whilst his side were in the process of recovering from two goals down to eventually secure a share of the spoils up against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, Lukaku was forced to watch on from home, no doubt pondering whether or not he still has a long-term future in west London.

Thomas Tuchel on the chances of Romelu Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs TottenhamThomas Tuchel on the chances of Romelu Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs Tottenham

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

This past Thursday, a series of quotes on the part of Chelsea’s big-money summer addition came to the fore online, causing quite the stir amongst the club’s fanbase, and the powers that be at Stamford Bridge alike.

This comes with Lukaku having openly admitted that he was ‘not happy’ with his situation in the English capital, before confirming his intention to one day, in the not-so-distant future, secure a return to Italy with Inter Milan.

Spurs return?

In turn, on the back of the action being brought to a close in his side’s meeting with Liverpool this evening, it did not come as a huge surprise when the subject of Lukaku’s situation was put to Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

The Pensioners, after all, have a crucial stretch of fixtures coming up, primed to take on Manchester City and capital rivals Tottenham (three times) in the space of the next three weeks.

And Lukaku returning to the fray to feature across this spell, as things stand, cannot be ruled out.

This comes with manager Tuchel having confirmed that a meeting has been pencilled in for Monday, during which the German and his star attacker will discuss their plans moving forward.

‘Big Rom’, in turn, could yet even feature on Wednesday night, when Chelsea take on Spurs in the first of two League Cup semi-final clashes.

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 21 40 53
2 Chelsea FC 20 29 42
3 Liverpool FC 19 34 41
4 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
5 West Ham United 20 10 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 18 4 31
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 -1 25
9 Leicester City 18 -2 25
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 -1 24
11 Crystal Palace 20 -1 23
12 Aston Villa 18 -4 22
13 Southampton FC 19 -9 21
14 Brentford FC 18 -4 20
15 Everton FC 17 -8 19
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 18 -14 13
18 Burnley FC 16 -9 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 19 -34 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 6



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