Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel doesn’t know how to use Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.
Conte, who worked with Lukaku at Inter Milan, thinks there is more to come from the striker and believes Chelsea need to use him differently.
“I think he can still do better, above all with his technique,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.
“He is already at a very high level, but a player must keep improving until the day he retires.
“During the game, there are moments when Lukaku needs to be turned on, but other than that he is one of the toughest forwards to play against, because he can do damage in any area of the pitch.
“If you have a centre-forward like that, you need to use him and I don’t think Chelsea have quite figured out how to use him yet.
“Last season, they didn’t have a proper centre-forward, so they rotated positions, whereas Romelu is a real reference point in attack.
“If they can figure out how to use Lukaku, then Chelsea can become the team to beat in the Champions League this season.”
“A coach is good if he can improve players. I think we did great work with Romelu over two years,” Conte added.
“He is a very specific striker. Bringing Lukaku into the box, he is dangerous. However, when he starts from midfield, he is incredibly quick. It is very difficult to find a player who is both a target man, but can also run from midfield.
“These are also characteristics I can see in Erling Haaland. I had been tracking Lukaku for a very long time and wanted him when I was at Chelsea, even when he was at West Brom.”