Against his previous team Everton, Romelu Lukaku was an unused replacement.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel introduced Mateo Kovacic, Hakim Ziyech, and Christian Pulisic in the second half.
Chelsea’s new record-breaking signing As his teammates labored at Goodison Park, Romelu Lukaku cut a despondent figure on the bench.
“Because we had to take Jorgi off and we only had three changes,” Thomas Tuchel remarked at halftime when asked why he didn’t put on record signing Romelu Lukaku.
Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair, on the other hand, has chastised Tuchel for failing to bring on Lukaku.
“There’s a major problem with Romelu Lukaku,” Sinclair told Stadium Astro. With ten minutes to go in a game when you need a goal and you’ve got a guy who has scored so many goals and given this football club so many nice feelings, it seemed illogical not to bring him in and give him 10 or 15 minutes to try and change the game and get something out of it.
“Especially towards the end of the game when you’re chasing the game and getting crosses in the box at will.” I was astonished that he was left on the bench.
“They’ve clearly spent a lot of money to get him back to the football club, but I don’t like his body language. There was one performance in particular a few weeks ago where he received a lot of flak for his general effort and application in the game, and that’s something I don’t like.”
“I wouldn’t be shocked if he left, but I believe Chelsea will want to reclaim as much money as possible.” It would be more appropriate for him to return to Inter, where he liked his football and scored goals.”