Roman Abramovich’s stance on Thomas Tuchel’s punishment against Romelu Lukaku… Following the spat or dispute between Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku, Roman Abramovich has this to say over the Chelsea record signing Romelu Lukaku.
Meanwhile, the Chelsea striker, Lukaku was dropped on Sunday’s match with Liverpool that ends with a 2-2 draw in the Premier League, PL, at Stamford Bridge.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Lukaku was also confirmed that he wanted to return back to Inter Milan in the near future.
Thomas Tuchel insisted that Lukaku’s statement did not help the club and he then dropped the Belgian striker from his matchday squad.
According to The Sun, Abramovich has often backed his Chelsea players over his Chelsea managers but he fully supports Tuchel’s decision to punish Lukaku.
Russian businessman Abramovich spent a club-record £97.5m to bring Lukaku back to west London last summer, but Tuchel has a lot of credit in the bank having guided Chelsea to Champions League glory last season.
Tuchel and Lukaku are believed to have held clear-the-air talks following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool, and Tuchel could recall the 28-year-old for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg against London rivals Tottenham.
Despite Lukaku’s controversial comments on Chelsea and Inter Milan, he is expected to remain at Stamford Bridge for 2022 after crunch talks with the club.
Premier League legend Alan Shearer has criticized Lukaku for going public with his frustrations and backed Tuchel for temporarily axing the former Manchester United and Everton striker.
Discussing Tuchel’s treatment of Lukaku on BBC’s Match of the Day, Shearer said: ‘I think he [Tuchel] has probably done the right thing.
However, Thomas Tuchel provides Werner, Chalobah, and Christensen fitness update ahead of Chelsea vs Tottenham Spurs on today’s EFL fixture in the Carabao Cup 2021/22.
‘We don’t know what has been said behind closed doors, whether Romelu has spoken to the manager. If so, what has he said? Has he refused to apologize? Has he admitted what’s come out and it’s been taken out of context? Has he spoken to his teammates?
‘Managing a football club is difficult enough. It’s even harder in the current circumstances as a manager doesn’t know what’s happening from day to day because of Covid-19. He doesn’t know what players he’s got.
‘To have that on top of that, another problem the manager has to deal with, he’s put his manager and his team-mates in a very, very difficult position which they didn’t need.’