Romelu Lukaku’s impressive return to Chelsea last summer wasn’t all she promised.
The Belgian striker returned to London from Inter In the summer, for £97.5m for the club after leaving Chelsea seven years ago. Lukaku was a Chelsea fan and was the darling of Didier Drogba when he arrived at Anderlecht, but rarely got a fair chance in his first spell at the club, leaving on loan to West Bromwich and Everton.
After a less successful spell at Manchester United, Lukaku found his groove in Italy, becoming a star in his Scudetto win last season.
? “What he needs is maybe that moment, that spark.”
Thomas Tuchel on Romelu Lukaku the beginning of Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/5N4ph5wrbi
– Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 19, 2022
However, his return to Chelsea resembles his first spell at the club much more than his time in Italy. Among injuries, some inappropriate comments and poor performances, Lukaku started just 12 games in the Premier League.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel thinks it’s just one moment going his way. The German stated that Lukaku only needs “one spark, one moment” to ignite his form, talk to him Sky Sports Before facing Chelsea with Arsenal.