Entering half-time against Aston Villa (3-1) on Sunday in the Premier League, Chelsea center-forward Romelu Lukaku tipped the match in favor of his team with a goal and a penalty obtained. A real relief for the Belgian, frustrated by his ankle and then the Covid-19 in recent weeks.
Romelu Lukaku pinned Chelsea against Aston Villa.
Romelu Lukaku changed everything for Chelsea! Held in failure at half-time, the London club could count on the decisive entry of the Belgian international to dominate Aston Villa (3-1) on Sunday in the Premier League.
After several weeks the shutdown due to an ankle problem and then a positive Covid-19 test, the Blues center forward made a winning comeback.
Launched the break by his coach Thomas Tuchel, the former Inter Milan player has quite simply changed the face of this game. Uninspired in the first period, the Londoners were restarted by Lukaku, author of his team’s second goal by cutting off a cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi with a header. In his characteristic style, the native of Antwerp weighed on the opposing defense, with in particular this penalty obtained at the end of the game thanks to his physical power and his speed.
I needed a performance like this. I try to be less static and move around a lot. What I prefer to do is dive into space, so that I can play with my speed and my power. As on the action of the penalty, has also summarized Lukaku for Sky Sports. Thanks to him, Chelsea, who remained on two consecutive draws in the league, manages to keep pace with a 3rd place in the 6-point standings of the leader, Manchester City.
Tuchel trs inquiet…
A perfect comeback for Lukaku? Not totally… Why? Because this comeback was obviously very risky! Indeed, Chelsea’s medical staff did not recommend such playing time for the 28-year-old, recently back from the Covid. It is not fair. He did a very good performance, was very helpful, but that’s not fair. He is not ready for this, even if he wants to, pest Tuchel at the microphone of Sky Sports.
We have all been in bed for 10 days with the Covid. But I didn’t play a Villa Park match two days later! And from there, we don’t know what’s going on. We just put the players on the field, but we don’t know what the impact is in the long run. He changed the game in this game. I am very impressed with the guys, but I am very worried, finished the German. In the meantime, Lukaku has taken Chelsea from a bad spot.
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