Thomas Tuchel has sought to elucidate why Romelu Lukaku remained an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Everton, with extra questions being requested of the Belgian striker’s ongoing presence at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues headed to Goodison Park for his or her newest Premier League fixture conscious that victory over their relegation-haunted opponents would cement a standing inside the prime 4 and begin to rebuild confidence throughout an inconsistent run.
They had been, nevertheless, to endure a shock setback following a solitary strike from Richarlison, with Tuchel deciding to not introduce £98 million ($123m) frontman Lukaku when his facet wanted attacking inspiration throughout the second half on Merseyside.
Why was Lukaku an unused substitute for Chelsea vs Everton?
Chelsea did make three modifications towards the Toffees, with Italy worldwide midfielder Jorginho pressured off at the break.
From there, Tuchel opted to introduce Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech when looking an equaliser and advised reporters afterwards when quizzed on why Lukaku remained rooted to the bench: “Because we introduced Jorginho off. We solely had three modifications.”
Are Chelsea’s attacking points inflicting concern?
After drawing a clean at Everton, Chelsea have now discovered the goal simply twice throughout their final three Premier League outings.
They are additionally struggling to maintain clear sheets, with a mistake from captain Cesar Azpilicueta costing them expensive on Merseyside, and Tuchel admits that there are points for him to handle.
Asked a couple of lack of firepower, the German mentioned: “If there’s something I can do I’ll strive it but when I knew about it I’d have carried out it earlier than.
“For me the secret is to have a clear sheet. Manchester United was a special sport, extra open and fluid, lastly scored late and conceded immediately. For me it’s extra like the sport towards West Ham and we had a clear sheet and performed with none large mistake and that provides us the probability to attain late.
“If you put in emotion and perception in a stadium like this, you wrestle.”
Chelsea, who’ve seen Lukaku fail to register a Premier League aim since December 29, will probably be again in motion subsequent weekend when taking part in host to Wolves.