Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is giving critical consideration to dropping Romelu Lukaku for the membership’s crunch showdown with Liverpool, it has been confirmed.

‘Not pleased’

The identify of Belgian hitman Lukaku has after all taken its place entrance and centre within the English media headlines over the course of the final 48 hours.

This comes on the again of a bombshell set of quotes being unveiled, highlighting the 28-year-old’s obvious unhappiness together with his state of affairs in west London.

Lukaku has endured one thing of a hit-and-miss spell again within the English capital since linking up with Chelsea for the 2nd time in his profession this summer time, to this point managing a stable if unspectacular seven targets throughout all competitions.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the opening aim through the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on August 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photograph by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside through Getty Photographs)

The final week, although, had seen the ex-Inter Milan standout lastly start to seek out his ft as soon as extra, on his strategy to targets versus each Aston Villa and Brighton.

In flip, it got here as nothing wanting a shock when, on Thursday night, a sequence of quotes, attributed to Lukaku throughout an interview with Sky Sport in Italy, unveiled his deep disappointment with developments beneath Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge:

Romelu Lukaku to @SkySport: “Bodily I’m high-quality. However I’m NOT proud of the state of affairs at Chelsea. Tuchel has chosen to play with one other system – I received’t surrender, I’ll be skilled. I’m not proud of the state of affairs however I’m skilled – and I can’t surrender now”. 🔵 #CFC pic.twitter.com/KGNoJ10cwp

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2021

‘Huge Rom’ didn’t cease there, both, going so far as to verify his intention to, within the not-so-distant future, safe a return to Italy with Inter:

Romelu Lukaku to Sky Sport: “Now it’s the correct time to share my emotions. I’ve at all times mentioned that I’ve Inter in my coronary heart: I do know I’ll RETURN to Inter, I actually hope so. I’m in love with Italy, that is proper second to speak and let individuals know what actually occurred”. 🔵 #CFC pic.twitter.com/Gnn6ulWHlG

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2021

Liverpool omission?

And, if the most recent phrase doing the rounds within the media on Saturday evening is something to go by, then, evidently, Lukaku’s fairly weird interview (which is known to have been held a number of weeks in the past) has not gone down all too properly together with his supervisor.

As per a report from the dependable Matt Regulation of the Each day Telegraph, Thomas Tuchel is giving critical consideration to punishing his star attacker on Sunday night.

Chelsea are after all set to play host to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in lower than 24 hours’ time, in a crunch showdown amid the higher echelons of the Premier League.

Lukaku, nevertheless, could but play no half, on the again of affirmation that the Belgian is beneath risk of being dropped.

Not solely may he miss out on a spot in Chelsea’s beginning line-up for the conflict, however ‘some sources’ worry a whole matchday omission for Lukaku on Sunday.

Tuchel considers dropping Lukaku for Liverpool sport following talks between the pair. Some sources even worry he will not be a part of the squad. Chelsea not commenting, Lukaku sweating on his place. With @mcgrathmike #cfc https://t.co/M4EX1q4vTi

— Matt Regulation (@Matt_Law_DT) January 1, 2022

 

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Crystal Palace
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0
23

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Aston Villa
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Southampton FC
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Liverpool FC
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Leicester Metropolis
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Watford FC
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West Ham United
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Ronaldo, Cristiano
Manchester United
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Son, Heung Min
Tottenham Hotspur
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Arsenal FC
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Leeds United
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Chelsea FC
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Manchester Metropolis
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Liverpool FC
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Manchester Metropolis
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Brighton & Hove Albion
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Manchester Metropolis
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Arsenal FC
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Crystal Palace
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Chelsea FC
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West Ham United
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Southampton FC
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Watford FC
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Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Brighton & Hove Albion
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Tottenham Hotspur
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Chelsea FC
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Manchester United
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Manchester Metropolis
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Manchester United
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Manchester Metropolis
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Liverpool FC
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Brentford FC
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West Ham United
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Everton FC
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Manchester Metropolis
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Newcastle United
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Burnley FC
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Manchester Metropolis
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Manchester United
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Watford FC
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Chelsea FC
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Chelsea FC
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Chelsea FC
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Manchester Metropolis
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Liverpool FC
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West Ham United
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Manchester Metropolis
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Arsenal FC
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West Ham United
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