Romelu Lukaku remains to be not match sufficient to begin for Chelsea, in response to Thomas Tuchel, following his benching in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final in opposition to Crystal Palace.
The 28-year-old has missed Chelsea’s final 4 matches as a consequence of an Achilles difficulty.
Whereas Kai Havertz has carried out admirably in Lukaku‘s absence, Tuchel has chosen to begin the versatile German in assault with Timo Werner, who has scored three objectives in his previous two video games.
Lukaku, however, will probably be looking for to make an impression after scoring solely 4 objectives in all competitions for Chelsea for the reason that begin of 2022.
When requested in regards to the determination to bench Lukaku for the match, Tuchel replied: ‘Romelu shouldn’t be match sufficient to play 90 minutes, not match sufficient for the depth of our sport in an FA Cup semi-final.
‘It’s not simple to come back right into a sport resembling this with a lot using on it after a spell out with harm.
‘It’s only a case of him not having as a lot minutes not too long ago as the opposite gamers, his match health shouldn’t be fairly there in any other case there’s a giant probability that he would have began at the moment.’
The Blues play Arsenal subsequent within the Premier League.