Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was subject to more questions on Romelu Lukaku who has been making headlines recently. The manager said that there are way too many questions on Romelu and refused to comment further on the matter.
“Today isn’t about Romelu. There are too many questions about Romelu and too many answers about Romelu.”
He goes on to further add that the Belgian is not part of the problem in the club, instead he [Lukaku] is the solution.
“Romelu is by far not the problem, he is part of the solution, believe me.”
Chelsea played a 1-1 draw against Brighton away from home and the team looked lacking in energy. This is the fourth game in a row where Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea failed to register a win in the Premier League. The West London team currently sits at third in the premier league, 12 points behind Manchester City despite playing one game more than the leaders.
Alan Shearer disagrees with Thomas Tuchel’s comments on the draw
Alan Shearer has raised questions on Thomas Tuchel’s reasoning behind Chelsea’s lacklustre display in the 1-1 draw against Brighton on Tuesday when the head coach claimed his side were too “tired” to even celebrate their goal.
Shearer believes that the reason behind the poor performance of Tuchel’s men was not “tiredness”. Instead, the team looked like they lacked confidence.
Shearer, working as a pundit for sports broadcaster DAZN, said, “Don’t accept that, I’m not having that.”
“I get it’s been a tough time for every football club in the world, they’ve all had very difficult circumstances, as has everyone, not just football.
“But he’s got a bench tonight that’s worth £220million. Kovacic, Havertz, Werner, Pulisic… [Tuchel] left Mount out on Saturday, brought Mount back in tonight.
“That performance, certainly going forward, was not a tired performance.
“That performance going forward was a team that’s really struggling on confidence and I’m not sure that they’re all on the same page.
“That for me is why it was a poor performance.”
Chelsea is set to face Tottenham in their next match at Stamford Bridge on January 23.