Several pundits and even Juventus boss Max Allegri have suggested Chelsea play better without Romelu Lukaku in the team.
Lukaku has been out injured for over a month now but that has not impacted Chelsea’s performances, with the Blues top of the Premier League and beating Juventus 4-0 on Tuesday.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has explained why there have been suggestions Chelsea play better without Lukaku.
Tuchel said: “Yes, I understand why people say this as people always look for easy solutions.
“People look for one reason and that things go one way or the other. But life is not like this, life is not that easy, and life in a football team is not that easy. Maybe we shine so brightly now because Romelu did the hard work before!
“He scored some very decisive goals for us already, to bring us in a position where the young players and other players can take over, step in and show their qualities.”