Chelsea boss Tuchel sends message to Lukaku after bad performance against City

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has sent a message across to striker Romelu Lukaku after defeat at Manchester City.

Tuchel pulled no punches in his assessment of Lukaku’s performance at Manchester City, insisting the player can do “much, much better” as he lamented Chelsea’s costly lack of cutting edge in general.

“Sometimes he needs to do the service. I think he’s included,” the German said.

“He had many ball losses without any pressure, many ball losses in very promising circumstances. He had a huge chance so he’s included in this.

“Of course we want to serve him but he is part of the team, and the performance up front, he can do much, much better.

“We had eight or nine attacking transitions in the first half and zero touches in the box. That is a big problem. There was a lack of timing and composure.

“We could have had more chances if we played with better precision.”

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