Thomas Tuchel on the chances of Romelu Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs Tottenham

Thomas Tuchel on the chances of Romelu Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs Tottenham

 

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has, on Sunday evening, provided a fresh insight into the situation of hitman Romelu Lukaku.

Out in the cold

The name of Belgian international Lukaku has, of course, taken its place front and centre in the headlines once more on Sunday.

This comes after the 28-year-old was completely omitted from Chelsea’s matchday squad to face Liverpool in a crunch Premier League showdown.

Whilst his side were in the process of recovering from two goals down to eventually secure a share of the spoils up against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, Lukaku was forced to watch on from home, no doubt pondering whether or not he still has a long-term future in west London.

Thomas Tuchel on the chances of Romelu Lukaku returning to the Chelsea fold vs Tottenham

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

This past Thursday, a series of quotes on the part of Chelsea’s big-money summer addition came to the fore online, causing quite the stir amongst the club’s fanbase, and the powers that be at Stamford Bridge alike.

This comes with Lukaku having openly admitted that he was ‘not happy’ with his situation in the English capital, before confirming his intention to one day, in the not-so-distant future, secure a return to Italy with Inter Milan.

Spurs return?

In turn, on the back of the action being brought to a close in his side’s meeting with Liverpool this evening, it did not come as a huge surprise when the subject of Lukaku’s situation was put to Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

The Pensioners, after all, have a crucial stretch of fixtures coming up, primed to take on Manchester City and capital rivals Tottenham (three times) in the space of the next three weeks.

And Lukaku returning to the fray to feature across this spell, as things stand, cannot be ruled out.

This comes with manager Tuchel having confirmed that a meeting has been pencilled in for Monday, during which the German and his star attacker will discuss their plans moving forward.

‘Big Rom’, in turn, could yet even feature on Wednesday night, when Chelsea take on Spurs in the first of two League Cup semi-final clashes.

 

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