Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea are stronger with Romelu Lukaku, the former Manchester United man, in the team. After also giving updates on Ben Chilwell’s injury (football news), Tuchel admits Chelsea are not better without the Belgian star.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he’s looking forward to getting Romelu Lukaku back in the squad.
The former Inter star, one of the biggest football transfers this summer, is back to training with the Blues. But that is after he has already missed the last five games for Chelsea.
But though Lukaku is out with an ankle injury, Chelsea’s attack has continued at the Premier League’s top level.
Thomas Tuchel Insists Chelsea Are Stronger with Romelu Lukaku
Despite such consistent performance, Tuchel says that he believes his side will still benefit from the return of Lukaku.
After all, the super striker has scored three goals in seven Premier League games so far.
The Blues boss insists his side is better with Lukaku present.
“I understand why people say this as people always look for easy solutions,” Tuchel said. “People look for one reason and that things go one way or the other. But life is not like this, life is not that easy, and life in a football team is not that easy.
“Maybe, we shine so brightly now because Romelu did the hard work before. He scored some very decisive goals for us already, to bring us in a position where the young players and other players can take over, step in and show their qualities.
“We started strong and we started the season with Romelu. The things he brings when he is in the dressing room, in the building, even when he is injured, he is every day here, positive, determined, he pushes everybody. He is a top professional and a top top striker. He will be super and he is actually, in the moment, very important.
“I am happy that we can survive a long period without him, without (Mateo) Kovacic, without (Timo) Werner, without (Christian) Pulisic. It shows we function as a team absolutely and we rely on top qualities like every team but they bring so much more than only their presence on the field.
“We miss all our players when they are injured and we will Romelu a lot and we are capable of finding solutions and the team is doing so well as Romelu is pushing, he is here and he is part of the team. There are different views on the subject and the whole conversation is more complex than it seems to be. The competition is on, which is a good thing.”