English press reports revealed that Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel may resort to punishing striker Romelu Lukaku by excluding him from today’s match against Liverpool.
The two teams will meet this evening in the twenty-first round of the English Premier League, at Stamford Bridge.
And that match comes two days after the controversial statements made by Lukaku, in which he confirmed that he was not willing to leave Inter Milan last summer, and that he is not currently happy at Chelsea.
Yesterday, Tuchel stated that there is a possibility of imposing disciplinary measures on Lukaku for giving a press interview without obtaining a permit.
And according to the English newspaper, “Telegraph”, Tuchel may resort to excluding Lukaku from today’s match against Liverpool, as a form of punishment.
She indicated that Tuchel may not be satisfied with keeping Lukaku on the bench against the Reds, but may also exclude him completely from the Blues’ list of summons for the match.
Sources close to Lukaku insist he will not be looking to leave Chelsea in the transfer window this month, but Tuchel has made no secret of his displeasure with the Belgium international.
She stated that it is understood that Tuchel spoke with Lukaku in connection with that interview, and it now remains to be seen whether the German decided to ban the player for a period of time as a punishment for him, or if he merely reprimanded him in the dressing room.
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She emphasized that whatever Tuchel decides, he is likely to have the support of the club’s management, which was shocked by Lukaku’s meeting, and was angry that it was secretly conducted at the player’s home.
She explained that Chelsea may also impose a fine on Lukaku for conducting an unauthorized press interview.