Chelsea’s forwards and poor level – a formula that unfortunately for Blues fans, has gone hand in hand for many years now.
Andrei Shevchenko, Fernando Torres, Gonzalo Higuain and more recently Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.
All the players who scored a lot of goals for other clubs but when it came time to play at Chelsea, they mostly suffered.
Naturally, the last two on that list remained at Chelsea, where Werner signed from Leipzig and Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.
Lukaku is in his first season at Chelsea, and to say things didn’t go well would be an understatement.
The £97.5m man angered the fans with his comments on Inter and struggled hard in front of goal.
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Can Werner inspire Lukaku?
As for Timo Werner, despite the small size of the specimen, the German finally seems to be finding his feet in England.
Werner scored a brace against Southampton in Chelsea’s last league game, scored and assisted one against Real Madrid, then made one pass – which should have been two but Lukaku missed a big chance – against Crystal Palace.
Now, with Werner finally succeeding and Lukaku still struggling, so was Thomas Tuchel Requested If former RB Leipzig could have been an inspiration for Lukaku, to which the Chelsea boss replied: “I don’t think he needs inspiration.
What he needs is maybe that moment, one spark. I told you he would normally be a regular starter against Crystal Palace because of how much Kai Havertz has played recently and the amount of fitness he gives Kai for matches.
“After a period of injury, (Lukaku) doesn’t have the toughness and fitness for matches. I don’t point fingers at him. It’s just a fact. It’s not even his fault. You need a certain rhythm at such a crucial time of the season. If you compare our matches and see the difference between Brentford, Real Madrid, then Southampton, Real Madrid – in a short period of time you will see the tremendous effort we put in to become a winning team again.
“That’s what we need. He starts from there and then Romelu should have had a goal against Real Madrid, luck lost. It’s a choice he started. If he starts, we need him physically. Maybe he can’t play for 90 minutes, maybe he puts everything in.” There for 60 minutes.”
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