23 Feb 2022 | 06:18
Tuchel explains not using Lukaku against Lille
Romelu Lukaku didn’t come on when Chelsea took on Lille in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie, while the Belgian’s last Premier League goal came in their 1-1 draw with Brighton in December.
According to coach Fabio Capello, the fact that Lukaku has not shown in high form recently is because the way Chelsea and Inter play football is different. ” Lukaku is a perfect fit for (Antonio) Conte’s counter-attacking style at Inter , because there’s a lot of space, he has this physicality and speed, which allows him to level defenders. in Serie A,” Capello explained to Sky Sport Italia.
“However, Chelsea play very different football with lots of short passes and Lukaku doesn’t have much space to move. He also finds that in England defenders are physically similar to him and hold a lot of hold. than.”
“Lukaku has the power and needs the space to get past defenders and turn the game around,” Capello concluded.
The 28-year-old has scored five goals in 17 Premier League appearances since his return to Chelsea, a tally less than 24 in the Italian league last season.
Lukaku will be looking to prove himself in training sessions this week, as the Blues play in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday.