Romelu Lukaku has already told Chelsea boss how best to play him

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It has been suggested that the Blues attack better without Romelu Lukaku in the team.

Juventus boss Max Allegri also suggested that ahead of Chelsea’s 4-0 thrashing of Juventus, a game which Lukaku didn’t play.

Lukaku is expected to start Wednesday’s Champions League game against Zenit and he has previously revealed how best to play him.

Speaking to UEFA’s official website in October, Lukaku said: “The way I’m built – I’m quite big – everybody thinks I’m a sort of target man: just holding up the ball and being a goal poacher.

“But I’ve never played that way and I hate it. My biggest strength is that I’m dangerous when I’m facing towards the goal, because that’s when I rarely make wrong choices.

“After I pass the ball, I know where I have to position myself in the box.”

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