In England, the third round of the FA Cup will take place this weekend, and for the first time this season, Premier League teams will also be added to the tournament. Chelsea, for example, faces Chesterfield in their own stadium. It remains to be seen if Romelu Lukaku will make an appearance in the first match again.
The home game against the leader of the National League, England’s fifth tier, is a perfect time for coach Thomas Tuchel to give some players a rest in light of the busy weeks ahead. If Lukaku starts on the bench, this is a purely athletic choice. After all, his wrinkles have now been smoothed out after his much-discussed interview with Sky Italia. The Red Devil is already back on Wednesday in the League Cup match against Tottenham (2-2 win).
And it looks like his teammates have forgiven him, too. A number of players were not satisfied with these statements, but according to captain Cesar Azpilicueta, the pieces are now glued. “Romelo now just wants to achieve success with the team as quickly as possible,” the Spanish coach said on the club’s website. “He also made it clear that it was really a childhood dream to play for Chelsea. Now it’s important that he works hard on the pitch again and so he can help the team.”
In addition, it is from Azpilicueta that the situation was well handled by Tuchel. And he left the German Lukaku out of the squad against Liverpool, but soon contacted him again. The captain said: “From the first minute, he approached everything very calmly and was not guided by emotions. Everything was very clear. Now we have to put things behind us for good and focus only on what is happening on the field.” .
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