Man City vs Chelsea: Lukaku under fire over poor performance - Punch Newspapers

16/01/2022 1:32:00 PM

Man City vs Chelsea: Lukaku under fire over poor performance

Man City vs Chelsea: Lukaku under fire over poor performance - Punch Newspapers

Man City vs Chelsea: Lukaku under fire over poor performance

Published 16 January 2022 Chelsea attacker, Romelu Lukaku, has been heavily criticised by fans after the Belgian squandered a glorious opportunity to put the Blues ahead against Manchester City by attempting to set up Hakim Ziyech.Manchester City.John Owen Nwachukwu Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has criticised his striker, Romelu Lukaku after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, and Andreas Christensen will miss his side’s Premier League tie with Manchester City on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.

With just over nine minutes gone in the first half at the Etihad, Lukaku found himself in space after spinning away from John Stones and galloping towards City’s goal.However, rather than entering the box at pace and looking to test Ederson, Lukaku attempted to play Ziyech in with a through ball to his right.A win for Thomas Tuchel’s side will help them keep their slim title hopes alive and close the gap to seven points.Also, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel voiced his frustration at Romelu Lukaku after Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant strike beat the Blues 1-0 to open up a 13-point lead at the top of the table.The German gaffer pointed out that Lukaku had ‘many ball losses in very promising circumstances’.A tale of two Belgian internationals saw Lukaku spurn a chance to silence his critics early in the second half before De Bruyne produced the one outstanding moment of quality in the game by curling home from outside the box.“I think Kai Havertz could be a better shout against Man City than Lukaku,” the ex-Everton star told Premier League productions.A 12th consecutive league win for the champions strengthens City’s grip on the title race as they streak towards a fourth league crown in five seasons.“We have one new positive Covid test with Andreas Christensen, so he will be out of the game,” he added.

Chelsea got the better of Pep Guardiola’s men in last season’s Champions League final, but securing their place in Europe’s top club competition next season now looks like the height of their ambitions for the rest of the Premier League season.He…is desperate to show he wants to be there.” Asked if Lukaku was getting the service he needs, Tuchel replied: “Sometimes he needs to do the service.The Blues remain second but have won just one of their last six league games.Read Also.Whilst he’s in that frame of mind, it might be better not to play.

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