Chelsea may have made a £223 million transfer blunder, putting Thomas Tuchel’s job in jeopardy.
CHELSEA has spent a lot of money on transfers in recent transfer windows, but they haven’t gotten much in return.
In the summer, Chelsea paid a club-record transfer fee to bring Romelu Lukaku into Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
The Blues paid £97.5 million to Inter Milan for the Belgian striker, and he has seven goals in 19 appearances halfway through the season.
Injury, Covid-19, and, most recently, controversy sparked by an interview with Italian media have all hampered Lukaku’s season in 202122.
However, in his second spell at Chelsea, Chelsea have yet to see the full potential of their star striker.
He’s shown flashes recently, scoring three goals in four games leading up to Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over Tottenham, and they’ll be hoping for more.
However, those behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge may have noticed that one of their other summer decisions is having a different kind of effect elsewhere.
Chelsea sold Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud during the summer transfer window to make room for Lukaku.
AC Milan hosted Roma in Serie A on Thursday night, pitting the two of them against each other.
Both players scored, with Giroud scoring the game’s first goal from the penalty spot after VAR penalized Abraham for a handball.
Not to be outdone by his former teammate, Abraham equalized with a clever backheel just before halftime.
Ultimately, Giroud’s Milan won the match 3-1, but Abraham’s performance may cause some reflection at his former club.
In the summer, Roma paid £34 million to sign the 24-year-old from Chelsea, and it appears to have been money well spent so far.
Following his goal at the San Siro, Abraham now has 13 goals in 25 appearances for Roma this season, despite the fact that they are currently seventh in the Italian top flight.
Abraham left Stamford Bridge in search of regular game time, which Jose Mourinho has assured him of.
In November, he was recalled to the England squad, and while he would prefer to be fighting for the title, Abraham can be pleased with his own performances this season.
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