Opinion: Why Tuchel might have to leave Chelsea for Lukaku to thrive
Chelsea latest news, gossip and rumours, scores results, highlights, transfer window news, Tuchel latest news today, breaking news from Stamford Bridge live update. It is no doubt that some players and coaches cannot work together.
Despite the quality of the players, the coaches are unable to get the best out of them. This could be due to the tactical aspect of the coach or the player on willingness to play for the coach.
When something like this happens, it is either the player gets the coach sacked by his poor performance, or the coach sells the player. Such a player must be a very important one.
However, Romelu Lukaku does not look happy at Chelsea at the moment. A few weeks ago, a criticized the tactics used by Tuchel as it has not favoured his style of play.
He also revealed his dislike for being put on the bench when he was fit to play. Perhaps the coach was trying to protect but Big Rom wants to play. At Inter Milan, Lukaku was always told to stay in the opposition box when the team is attacking because that is where his strength is.
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However, Chelsea’s defensive output has made it difficult for the Belgian to shine. He has to come back and contribute with the hold-up play, make a quick transition of the ball and run between the center-backs quickly. It is definitely not easy for Lukaku.
Well, Tuchel might have to leave Chelsea for Lukaku to thrive. Like the Belgian national team, Lukaku needs to play under an attacking system. He needs to have enough creative midfielders who will continually create clear-cut chances for him. At Chelsea, Mason Mount is the only creative midfielder but he has struggled with consistency.
Though he is scoring goals, he needs to create more chances. It is very important.
Finally, Tuchel recently said that he is not ready to alter his formation and tactics because of a single player. This means that Lukaku will have to adapt to this system.
That is what top players do. If he can’t, then he will have to wait and see if Chelsea will sack Tuchel and sign an attacking-oriented coach.