Tuchel plans to remove Lukaku from Chelsea squad for Liverpool clash

GOAL has learned that Thomas Tuchel is considering removing Romelu Lukaku from the Chelsea squad against Liverpool after the striker conducted a controversial interview behind the club’s back which was published last week.

Tuchel will reveal his squad to the squad tomorrow and the Belgian might not even be on the bench even after being judged to criticize his manager’s tactics.

It has since emerged that neither the club nor the player’s representatives were aware of the interview in advance. He appears to have settled directly with the Sky Sport reporter in London.

Why does Lukaku face discipline?

The 28-year-old will likely face disciplinary action despite the scale of Chelsea’s upcoming clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night.

His comments became the biggest talking point in football on Thursday night, scandalizing fans in West London.

“I am not happy with the situation and it is quite natural,” he said. Sky Sport Italy. “The head coach decided to play a different system and I don’t have to give up, I have to keep working hard and be professional.

“I am not happy with the situation but I am a clerk and I must not let go.”

The timing for the story was unfortunate as it was released three weeks after it was filmed, with a release amid a drastic slowdown in the Blues’ form.

Although the context may have changed, the content of the quotes frustrated many around Lukaku.

Tuchel relaxed with lingering questions from the media on Friday morning. However, behind closed doors, multiple sources said the manager was angrier than appeared with his £ 97.5million ($ 136million) Inter striker.

Who could play instead?

Kai Havertz is well placed to replace Lukaku despite an extended stint on the sidelines of Covid.

The Blues have also hosted Timo Werner, but it is believed he still struggles to overcome his own fight with the virus.

There is also an option to play Christian Pulisic in the middle, but he has struggled to play a central role in recent weeks.

It’s unfortunate timing for the Blues as Lukaku was in good shape, scoring two goals in two games following his return from Covid.

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