‘Lukaku is not the problem’ — Tuchel finally reveals Chelsea’s problem and solution

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Thomas Tuchel transformed Chelsea last season, as the Blues overcame a poor first half of the campaign to finish 4th in the league and also win the Champions League in remarkable circumstance.

With Timo Werner and Kai Havertz failing to produce the goals on a consistent run, and also Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham, it was believed that all Chelsea needed was a top striker to become a strong force in the Premier League.

Following the £97.5m signing of Romelu Lukaku, many believed Chelsea have found the final piece of the puzzle to win the Premier League.

It started out right for Lukaku and Chelsea, but the Belgian has seen his form drop off since a fine start, and he has only scored 5 Premier League goals all season.

Reacting to Lukaku’s performance after the 1-1 draw with Brighton, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insisted that the Belgian wasn’t the problem.

“I don’t want to talk about single questions,” Tuchel said after the game.

“Today not about Romelu, there are too many questions about Romelu and too many answers about Romelu.

“Romelu is by far not the problem, he’s part of the solution.”

Tuchel tended to hint that fatigue is a major problem of the team, and blamed past poor performances on the absence of key players, as covid and injuries have been unkind to the team.

The gaffer has now given the team two days off ahead of Sunday’s crucial tie with Tottenham.

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