Tuchel explains reason for heated conversation between Ziyech and Lukaku

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku was involved in what looked like an unfriendly conversation with Hakim Ziyech at half time against Brighton.

The pair had exchanged glances of disappointment all through the first half, and at half time they decided to give each other a piece of their minds.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was asked about Lukaku and Ziyech being deep in conversation and whether the pair are trying to work on getting a better understanding.

“I hope [they are] as well,” said the Chelsea manager at full time.

“It’s normal that they talk, it’s normal that they are not happy, it’s normal that they don’t like it if we say that we want more from them, it’s normal.

“But I think even from the reaction of the goal you can see we’re tired. We’re relieved that we have a goal but it’s not the pure joy because they’re saving energy even then. That’s my feeling of the team right now.”

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