Romelu Lukaku has struggled to succeed at Stamford Bridge following his big-money return to Chelsea in the summer after having a memorable season with Inter Milan. The Belgian big prolific striker helped Inter Milan to win the Serie A title before making his return to his childhood club to fulfill his dreams.
But his return to the club has not gone well as planned, as he only managed 5 Premier League goals in 20 games before their 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday afternoon. The Belgian striker marked his return to the starting lineup with 2 second-half goals to hand Chelsea the lead at Stamford Bridge, but their poor defensive display helped Wolves to score 2 late goals to finish the game in a draw.
However, Lukaku is a top striker and one of the best in the game today, but he has struggled at Stamford Bridge since returning I’m the summer, and a lot of people have criticized him for failing to live up to his expectations this season, but judging by how his teammates have been playing this season, we have noticed that they have contributed to his failure at the club.
Lukaku has not been getting the support he needs on the pitch to perform well as a striker, his teammates have not been supplying him with passes even when he is in a good position to score. For example, in their last game against Wolves, Lukaku would have scored 3 or 4 goals had Werner agreed to give him passes on many occasions where he was open to score had he gotten the ball, but his teammates appeared to be selfish as they tried to score by themselves even when they were not in a good position to score.
They have been doing the same thing from the beginning of the season, and until they stop the bad playing style, Lukaku will continue to struggle at Chelsea despite being one of the most dangerous finishers in football today.
Can Chelsea Still Hold On To The Top Four Race?
Chelsea football club of England under the tutelage of German tactician, Thomas Tuchel have not been in impressive form in recent time having been struggling to get desired result where least expected.
This was the case yesterday in their 35th league game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderer at the Stamford Bridge where they blew away a two-goal lead with eleven minutes left to the end of the game, and as such made them dropped two more vital points at this crucial stage of the competition.
A brilliant brace from Romelu Lukaku gave the host a double lead in the second half after the first half of the game ended goalless draw before Trincao and Conor Coady put the visitor back into the game, as it ended two all draw at full time.
With the top four race becoming so intensed on the Premier League table, Chelsea with their last and next three games could dropped more points and probably be missing out on the top four race.
Chelsea currently sit at the 3rd spot on the table with 67 points and are just four points clear above 4th-place Arsenal who could close the gap to just a point today after their game with Leeds United, and are also five points away from 5th-place Tottenham Hotspur.
Taking a good look at the last three games for the Blues, they will be playing Leeds United away from home and their last two games against Leicester City and Watford at home (Stamford Bridge) in that order.
To cap it all, Chelsea in recent time as admitted by their manager Thomas Tuchel are not really outstanding while playing on their home soil which he claimed the result is no longer in their favour like they yet again experienced yesterday which could also be the case in their last two home games, which could see the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur usurping them at the slightest opportunity.
Will Chelsea be able to scale through the hurdle by getting grid of the third place on the table till the end of the season?
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