Thomas Tuchel reveals why Romelu Lukaku did not play at all in shock Everton defeat

 

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has made it clear that he will not play Romelu Lukaku during Sunday’s shock loss to Everton.

The sluggish and tired Blues suffered their third defeat in six Premier League games at Goodison Park, and Richarlison’s effort following a key mistake by Cesar Azpilicueta gave Frank Lampard’s side a crucial victory in their battle against the decline.

It was the disappointing result punctuated by each of the slower mistakes and silliness, which became the most familiar themes for a Chelsea side that certainly hadn’t been fired into overdrive since exiting the League quarter-finals champions in your hands from Real Madrid last month.

Lukaku’s struggles have been the subject of a relentless campaign that also included two home cup finals and Club World Cup glory, with a record signing of £97.5m starting in one of the last nine games in all contests.

Despite winning the Serie A title with Inter Milan last year, the Belgian has failed to make a move to the Premier League since December.

Despite the current situation, many fans can still hope that Tuchel will deal with Lukaku as his side desperately try to bring the late manager to Merseyside on Sunday, with third-place Chelsea now just three points ahead of him Arsenal with four games remaining. take this statement.

Instead, the Germans opted to replace Jorginho with fellow midfielder Mateo Kovacic in central midfield, with wide-rangers Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic formed later at the expense of Azpilicueta leader and unbeaten striker Timo Werner.

Asked why Lukaku never appeared against Everton, Tuchel emphasized that he was only limited by the number of available substitutes, which would increase by five per game from next season.

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