Romelu Lukaku scored after just 15 minutes on his second Chelsea debut against Arsenal in August.
It was a beautiful day, Chelsea were dominating, and their returning center forward appeared to be a natural match. Finally, the European champions appeared to have a natural No 9 on their hands.
Chelsea still have one less than four months later, and we may expect him to play against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Resurrecting a sense of purpose in his club’s record signing now appears to be coach Thomas Tuchel’s most immediate and crucial challenge.
Tuchel spoke for half an hour on Tuesday about the interview Lukaku gave to Italian TV last week in which he very briefly expressed dissatisfaction with his manager’s tactics.
There are few smarter than Tuchel, and in his intelligent and considered way, he succeeded in closing the door on any suggestion of lingering issues between himself and his player.
Source: Daily Mail