Chelsea record signing Romelu Lukaku has recently found life difficult at Stamford Bridge, and his former manager now fears the situation is spiraling out of control
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The 28-year-old was unknown in the Blues’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, registered just seven touches in the entire match.
Lukaku did not feature in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Lille, and even as Mateo Kovacic and Hakim Ziyech had to limp through injury, the Belgian was left out.
The Belgian returns to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan for £97.5m this summer after leaving the club for the first time Everton in 2014, and the striker has become one of the best No 9s in European football.
But it hasn’t gone according to plan since the comeback Chelseaand a former coach has stated that the situation is now getting out of control.
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Ariel Jacobs, Lukaku’s coach at Anderlecht, is credited with kickstarting the Belgian’s career, but he believes the situation is now becoming “too much”.
“It’s gone wrong. The situation has gotten out of control,” Jacobs told Het Nieuwsblad.
“In that sense, I can understand Tuchel’s decision, but what if it really had an impact?
“In the next games, all eyes will be on Romelu again. The only thing that can really turn the tables around is a good game. With lots of goals. But give Romelu a good chance, and he will also score the net.”
Despite the recent negativity surrounding Lukaku, he has been backed by Jacobs to prove his doubters wrong: “Did I make the right choice? It was inevitable that Romelu would ask himself the question But on the other hand, he has a very strong spirit.
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“And he’s a top striker. Someone like that always comes back to the top. Also, at Chelsea, yes: Romelu can handle that kind of football, I’m sure of that.”
It has been quite a smooth career for Lukaku, who is currently the most expensive player of all time in terms of total transfer fees, as £288.8m has been spent on him over five separate transfers.
Chelsea signed Lukaku from Belgian side Anderlecht in 2011, but it never really worked out for him during his first stint as the striker left for Everton in 2014 after a series of spells. loan transfer.
After excelling against Everton, Manchester United then splashed out a reported £75m, plus £15m on add-ons, but he left Inter Milan just two years later.
It was at Inter that he really found his feet, and after bringing the Serie A title back to the San Siro, Chelsea decided to bring the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge with a world-record record deal. club.
However, injuries and off-field controversies dominated his second Chelsea game, and it is likely Lukaku wasn’t even selected for the Carabao Cup final against him. Liverpool on Sunday.
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