Alan Shearer has claimed Romelu Lukaku stopped making forward runs against Brighton on Tuesday night because Chelsea midfielders weren’t feeding him.
“We highlighted before the game didn’t we about the lack of forward pass from the midfielders into Lukaku or whoever that may be,” Shearer told Premier League Productions.
“That certainly happened on a few occasions in this game.
“So, what happens is when you don’t get a pass and you don’t get the next pass, you stop running. You just think ‘what’s the point? I’m actually not going to get the ball, so what is the point of actually making runs?’.
“That ball should be fizzed in to Lukaku’s feet. What’s his strength? The strength is getting the ball into his feet.
“So, if it’s not coming, you just say ‘what’s the point in running anymore, because you are not feeding me. You’re not giving me the ammunition’.”
While Lukaku has received criticism from fans lately for his performances, it’s also worth noting that our midfielders hold onto the ball for too long and fail to pass the ball to him when he makes forward runs.
Time and time again, Marcus Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi had chances to cross the ball to Lukaku but opted against doing so.