(Chelsea – Junior 2-0) Record purchase Romelu Lukaku (28) is struggling to find his way at Chelsea. From the bench he saw the alternative excel in the Champions League.
Kai Havertz took on the job as a midfielder and spent less than eight minutes gesturing to Chelsea in front with a corner kick.
By that time, the German was very active and had two scoring opportunities earlier in the match, but only on the third chance was he able to score the ball into the goal.
Sofaskor said the 1-0 goal in the eighth minute of the match was Havertz’s fifth touch of the ball in the match. By comparison, Lukaku was only seven during the entire match against Crystal Palace this weekend.
Lukaku fit in perfectly with Antonio Conte’s counter-football at Inter, where he had plenty of room and had the physical strength and speed that allowed him to torment defenders in Serie A, says coach legend Fabio Capello, who was an expert on Sky Sport Italia on Tuesday night.
Thus, he disagrees with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who stated after the weekend’s game against Palace that “it’s not about the system” when asked why Lukaku is not working at Chelsea.
“Chelsea play a completely different kind of football, but too many short passes and Lukaku doesn’t have the same room to move. In England he also meets defenders who have the same physique as him,” Capello says.
In the Club World Cup Final, Lukaku and Havertz scored:
Leading legends Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer believe his teammates haven’t served Lukaku well. Rio Ferdinand supports them.
– I totally agree with them. If I were Lukaku, I would have been wrong. I would ask them to get that ball, go far and hit the poles, play the ball behind the defense when they have the opportunity and play to my strengths, says Ferdinand in the Vibe with Five podcast.
I think this is the biggest problem at Chelsea at the moment. What is their best team? I don’t think Tuchel knows that at the moment, says Ferdinand.
The Belgian striker never came on the field against Lille – and saw Christian Pulisic double the lead after superb preparation by N’Golo Kante.
– Tuchel said he looked very tired, you have to take into account that he played a lot, before the match.
At the press conference on Monday Lukaku took over in defense.
Sometimes it’s just the attackers who have a bit of low self-esteem and to find the openings where they can get scoring opportunities against teams that are good defensively. This is not what we want, but this is not the time to laugh at him or make jokes, German said.
Chelsea won the match 2-0 and have a great starting point before the return leg in France.
– It’s due. After the match, TV 2 expert Nils Johann Semp said they had no chances to score against them.
The English teams Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have a 9-0 aggregate against Sporting Lisbon, Inter and Lille.
And the last English team, Manchester United, plays away from home against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night.
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