The crash of the FC Chelsea in the championship in recent weeks seems closely linked to the riots around Romelu Lukaku. Thomas Tuchel expects more of the 115 million man, which delivers Belgian scorer only in approaches and responded. But why does the bully striker do not work for the blues?

With a transfer of 115 million euros, Romelu Lukaku became a record transfer of FC Chelsea in August 2021. The Champions League winner from London seemed to have found the last puzzle part in his squad. Trainer Thomas Tuchel was happy about the transfer of the wish player, Lusaka expressed himself survival: I am happy and blessed to be back with this wonderful club.

Already between 2011 and 2014 Lusaka was under contract with the blues. I came here as a child who had a lot to learn, the striker added: Now I come back with a lot of experience and even adult. This underlined the Belgian with four goals in his first four games for the blues. But then he sprained his ankle and the first spell was fattened quickly.

Instead of saying athletic, the now 28-year-old scorer responded with statements that doubt his promised maturity. At the end of December, Lusaka said to Sky closely linked Italia that he is not happy with his situation at the FC Chelsea. The tactics of Tunnel (with triple chain and high outer defenders) do not like him. He continues to carry inter in his heart.

Logically, that Tunnel did not like such statements and he Lusaka even from the squad line. The Belgian apologized publicly in fans and coaching team, but his sorry seemed a bit staged.

Tunnel criticizes ball losses, Lusaka lacks a second striker

Meanwhile, Chelsea has completely lost the connection to Manchester City. After the recent 0: 1 defeat at the front-runner, Tunnel counted his superstar: He had many ball losses and a huge chance. Of course, we want to serve him in front of the gate, but he is part of the team. In fact, Deutsche Coach could not be satisfied: Lusaka did not provide a goals shot template for his teammates, lost each of his seven two-fighting and brought only 58 percent of his passes to players.

The Belgian lacked a second true striker on his side, which he had always with Lazaro Martínez. Both benefited strongly. Lusaka finished the past master season with 24 goals and impressive eleven templates alone in the league. In the blues, on the other hand, Lusaka, in addition to his eight goals, fabricated competition only two assists — both were high meters.

Another explanation is that Lusaka is not yet optimally integrated into the game. In the past series A season, he had converted to 90 minutes 40 ball contacts, at Chelsea it is currently only 32. Accordingly, the Belgian comes to the conclusion: only every 40 minutes he gives a shot, that’s not even the blues A top value. Interested at Inter Lusaka in average only 30 minutes per degree. Only on the edge notes: Gala performances such as the 4-0 against Juventus in the group stage of the Champions League or the 7-0 against Norwich City on the ninth match day, Lusaka took place without bumpers.

Chance for Time Werner at FC Chelsea?

The question arises: Is the obligation of Lusaka a million-heavy misunderstanding? Or otherwise asked: Has the functioning system, with which Thomas Tuchel Cl-winner was really needed a medium forces like Lusaka? In principle, yes, because in addition to its Correcter, Lusaka also has the capabilities of opposing defenders to move out of the center to make room for refilling offensive players. Actually ideal for a team like the FC Chelsea.

One factor that could also benefit Time Werner. But the German international had it difficult in recent months. First, a tatter put him out of action, then he infected himself in mid-December with the Coronavirus and had to fight until the last.

Only in ten competitors was Werner since the arrival of Luaus in the starting eleven. His total balance (six goals, two assists) reads well as in the preseason, but not good enough. The interaction with Lusaka still shows clearly air up, but simply took place too rarely.

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In just five games, both were more than half a half in the field. The fact that a dual tip can work well was able to observe Tunnel 3: 3 in the Champions League near Zenith St. Petersburg. Werner shot two goals (one after replacement of Lusaka) and prepared a hit of the Belgian.

Tunnel has to wonder how he brings his 115 million man to the best possible effect. This also criticized Meistertrainer Antonio Conte, the Lusaka last coast at Inter trained, already at the end of September on the edge of the Champion League lot against Juventus Turin (0: 1): If you have such a center out like him, you have to take advantage of it. And I think Chelsea does not know how to use it best. In the same way it is also the duty of the powerful attacker to face the service of the team and not to give the stink boots. Because that does not help him nor his teammate. Lars Riemann