Tuchel hopes for a breakthrough after a double strike

In the disappointing 2-2 win over Wolverhampton Wonderers, Chelsea’s goalgetter Romelu Lukaku was his team’s bright spot with two goals. His coach wishes that the knot with the Belgian has finally burst.

Thomas Tuchel certainly has no doubts about the skills of his centre-forward. “He’s been scoring goals since he was six years old,” the Chelsea manager was quoted as saying by the Sun. “It’s in his body and that’s what I tell him all the time: ‘Trust your body, trust your brain, trust your instincts.'”

Lukaku has been one of the best strikers in Europe for years, which his coach seems to remind him regularly. “But he needs a spark and hopefully that’s it and he can continue,” said Tuchel, referring to Lukaku’s brace against Wolves.

The former Dortmund player has not spared his attacker criticism in recent weeks. Now, however, he shows understanding for the situation of Lukaku, who is like most strikers at times in their careers.

“If they don’t have enough minutes on the pitch, they start thinking about their situation and a cycle starts and it’s difficult to get out,” emphasizes the ex-BVB coach.

Romelu Lukaku is Chelsea’s top scorer this season despite being stuck and falling out with his manager. However, the 14 competitive goals correspond neither to expectations nor to the 113 million euros that Chelsea FC paid to Inter Milan in the summer.