EPL: Lukaku needs a lucky break; he lacks necessary fitness, says Chelsea boss Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said Romelu Lukaku needs a lucky break.

Tuchel concedes Lukaku is struggling with confidence.

He said, “I don’t think he needs inspiration. What he needs is maybe that one moment, one spark. I told you he would normally be a natural starter against Crystal Palace because of the amount Kai Havertz played recently and the amount of physicality Kai gives to the matches.

“After a period of injury, he (Lukaku) doesn’t have the stiffness and fitness for matches. I don’t point the finger at him. It’s just a fact. It’s not even his fault. It is just like this in the crucial time of the season that you need a certain rhythm. If you compare our matches and see the difference of Brentford, Real Madrid and then Southampton, Real Madrid – in a short period of time you see the huge amount of effort we put in to become again a winning team.

“This is what we need. It goes from there and then Romelu should have maybe had a goal against Real Madrid, missing the luck. It’s an option that he starts. If he starts we need him physically. Maybe he cannot play 90 minutes, maybe to put it all out there for 60 minutes.”

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