Thomas Tuchel has been accused of making a “foolish” error and has been told to show one Chelsea player more “love.”
CHELSEA has only won one of their last five Premier League games.
Following his public spat with Romelu Lukaku and the Belgian striker’s admission that he wants to return to Inter Milan, Paul Merson has slammed Thomas Tuchel for his poor man-management.
Lukaku stated his desire to return to the Lombardy capital after winning the Serie A title last season in a three-week-old interview with Sky Italia, which was released just before the new year.
Lukaku expressed regret for his actions, saying that he was “sorry for the inconvenience I caused.”
Tuchel, on the other hand, took matters into his own hands and benched the talented Belgian for the crucial match against Liverpool on January 2.
Instead, the German chose to start Kai Havertz in the lead, despite the German’s failure to deliver in what was considered a six-pointer in the title race.
Tuchel’s decision not to play Lukaku, according to Merson, has already cost them the title.
“Romelu Lukaku will win a trophy for Chelsea this season – but Thomas Tuchel has already blown the title by benching him against Liverpool,” Merson told the Daily Star.
“To have any chance of catching Manchester City, they needed to win that game.”
They’re now ten points behind, with Liverpool close behind.
“Many people believe Tuchel was correct in dropping him.
But you know he’s not going to kick him out, so why leave him out for the most important game of the season? He returned a few days later against Tottenham.
It’s a case of biting your nose off to spite your face.
“From now on, Lukaku will play in every game.”
It’ll all be forgotten in the blink of an eye.
He’ll also score goals.
He’s a fantastic goal scorer.
This season, they will win something because of his goals, which will carry the Stamford Bridge team to victory.
“Lukaku is one of those players who needs a shoulder to lean on, and I don’t think Tuchel gives him enough love.”
“But he makes Chelsea a better team, so he has to play every week now for me, and I believe he will.”
Chelsea had made such a strong start to the Premier League season that they were five points ahead of Manchester City at the end of October, with a title challenge for Thomas Tuchel’s side looking likely.
Following the, however, the team only managed four wins out of a possible eleven.
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