Tuchel reveals the Chelsea player that surprised him against Brighton

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It was a frustrating 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, as the Seagulls scored a stoppage time goal to ruin Chelsea’s chances of getting all three points.

Tuchel has admitted he was surprised at the performance of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in that game.

The Belgian seems back to his very best and has now scored two goals in his last two games, after overcoming a bad patch of form.

Lukaku was a constant threat against Brighton, and Tuchel was surprised at his fine performance, having just recovered from injury and also Covid.

“I’m surprised what he’s doing,” said the Chelsea manager.

“Actually very surprised, but I don’t know how long he can do it. We will try it and then we will see because nobody knows.

“I’m surprised because he was six weeks, eight weeks out, then when was trying to come back caught Covid and after that one training and let’s go. This is what we do at the moment.”

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