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‘I'm not concerned': Thomas Tuchel explains Romelu Lukaku decision to Chelsea FC fans

Posted On: 4 Dec 2021   |   Posted By: The Sport Review

Thomas Tuchel has insisted that his decision to substitute Romelu Lukaku in the second half of Chelsea FC's 1-0 win over Brentford on Saturday was purely made because the striker looked “a bit tired”.
The Belgian forward, who scored in the 3-2 defeat by France in the Uefa Nations League semi-final during the international break, was brought off in the 76th minute of the Premier League clash on Saturday as the Blues managed to withstand waves of pressure from the home side.
Lukaku has been struggling in front of goal in recent games and he has not found the net for Chelsea FC in more than a month when he scored the winner against Zenit Saint-Petersburg in the Champions League.
The 28-year-old striker has now gone six games without a goal or an assist for the Blues and Tuchel has conceded that the hectic fixture schedule may have been catching up with the attacker.
Asked about Lukaku at his post-match news conference on Saturday night, Tuchel said: “I just felt him a bit tired. Honestly today I thought we did...

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