Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been back in team training over the past week but is unlikely to start against his former club Manchester United.
Lukaku hasn’t played for Chelsea since he picked up an injury in the 4-0 victory over Malmo at Stamford Bridge.
Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Lukaku won’t start against Manchester United.
“If you ask the player, he will say he can start for sure,” Tuchel said.
“But there is a bit of a difference between being ready for training and ready for games, and also between being ready for games and for Premier League games.
“This is another step. We only have three changes so the possibility that he starts is not very high because we cannot be sure what happens in between matches. We have to find the balance between giving minutes but also being competitive for 90 minutes with the guys who play.”