According to the former Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, Chelsea have woefully failed to “figure out the way to utilize” Romelu Lukaku. This he said while addressing Thomas Tuchel’s strategic methodology.
The Belgium playmaker and striker returned to Stamford Bridge for his second spell the mid year transfer window in a whopping £98 million bargain.
Romelu Lukaku set it all up in west London with a goal against Arsenal on introduction and four endeavors in his initial four appearances, however has since gone four games without scoring a single goal.
This is what Conte had to say in an interview with Sky Sport Italia;
”I think he can still do better, above all with his technique. He is already at a high level, but a player must keep improving until the day he retires.
During the game, there are moments when Lukaku needs to be turned on, but other than that he is one of the toughest forwards to play against, because he can do damage in any area of the pitch.
If you have a cantre-forward like that, you need to use him and I don’t think Chelsea have quite figured out how to use him yet.
Last season, they didn’t have a proper centre-forward, so they rotated positions, whereas Romelu is a real reference point in attack. If they can figure out how to use Lukaku, then Chelsea can become the team to beat in the Champions League this season.”
In other news, Leicester City star, Kelechi Iheanacho will miss his club Europa League clash with Legia Warsaw after he was left abandoned at the Warsaw air terminal on Wednesday September 29, over a documentation issue that obstructed him from entering Poland.
The Nigerian playmaker is presently expected to get back to the United Kingdom after he was declined passage. A club official is probably going to go with Iheanacho back to Leicester.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers affirmed Iheanacho, 24, would have been part of the first 11 but guess what, he will have no other choice than to reexamine his arrangements for the Group C match.
This is what Brendan Rogers had to say;
”We’ve had an issue with Kelechi, his documentation coming into the country wouldn’t suffice. Unfortunately he’s not available to play which is a shame because he would have played. The paperwork didn’t allow him to enter the country, which is unfortunate. We’ll have to look at that when we get back.”