Lukaku sent off by Tuchel against Liverpool after criticism

Romelu Lukaku has not been selected in Chelsea’s squad to face Liverpool on Sunday according to the English press. And the striker is punished for his crucial interview with his coach Thomas Tuchel.

The penalty was realized, and finally fell six hours after kickoff. Romelu Lukaku is not part of the Chelsea squad that will face Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League (5.30pm on RMC Sport 1), according to the English press. After spending several games as a substitute, he criticized Belgium striker Thomas Tuchel in an interview broadcast this week. After that, his coach decided to punish him by imposing a forced rest for the match.

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Lukaku arrived for a record sum, 115 million euros, from Inter Milan this summer, losing playing time at the end of last year, not playing a single match initially between October 16 and December 29. Having subsequently tested positive for Covid, he was also left off the bench by Tuchel for several meetings. Thursday, he made a profitable comeback in the starting lineup against Brighton, scoring his team’s only goal (1-1).

Lukaku ‘not satisfied with his situation’

“I’m not satisfied with the situation at Chelsea, the player complained to Sky Sports at the time. Tuchel chose to play with another system, I have to keep working and be professional. I’m a worker and I shouldn’t give above.” The blues. “We are now debating as if he was on the bench. We put him on the bench because the other players fit our style of play better, and Tuchel in particular reacted at a press conference on Saturday. I won’t go in. Not now in consideration. For reasons to understand the interview, no I want it because I don’t have to do it and I have no reason to do it.”

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This strong selection for the German coach comes just moments before a meeting that could prove crucial for Chelsea for the rest of the season. The current Dolphins in the English Premier League, already 11 points from Manchester City (but less than one game), the Blues receive Liverpool, who are behind them in the standings. A shock that must be addressed without Lukaku, who has scored seven goals this season.

Corentin Barbo Journalist RMC Sport

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