Thomas Tuchel clearly has a lot to think about after the international break particularly with regards to how he will sharpen his attacking frontline. With Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku taking an extended recovery period in the rehabilitation facility at Cobham, Chelsea are expected to go on for another two more matches without a natural center forward.
Romelu Lukaku recently started running exercises but nothing positive is being reported out of it because he is still showing signs of straining. Fans have noticed that Lukaku’s recovery seems to be taking much longer than expected/predicted and this is causing a lot of worry in more ways than one.
The month of December is usually the most hectic in the EPL and if Chelsea miscalculate anything, they will be at great risk of dropping from the number one spot. The table is very tight at the moment, and dropping points will be very detrimental to Chelsea’s pursuit of challenging for the title, particularly against clubs that are in the bottom half of the table.
Signing Lukaku was considered a big step up for Chelsea and his debut against Arsenal proved that he was the right man for the job. However, his 7 game goal drought took many by surprise and his injury made things even worse for him and now that Thomas Tuchel is contemplating about restructuring his squad in order to solve the number 9 crisis, Lukaku’s position in the club is in great danger.
Being a genius that he is, Thomas Tuchel may conjure an effective formation that does not require a number nine and because the German coach is addicted to consistency, he may decide to stick with the formation and this could mean that Lukaku and Werner will be familiar faces in the reserve team even when they are fit. But this is just a hypothetical example of what might happen if Lukaku enjoys his injury-occasioned recess too much.
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