Romelu Lukaku picked up a thigh injury against Malmo in the champions league. He has been out since then for Chelsea and is giving signs of returning soon.
Chelsea signed the Belgian international for £67.5 million. He has scored 4 goals in 12 games.
Thomas Tuchel is looking to sign another striker to give competition to Timo Werner and Lukaku. [Source: The Express]
As of now, it is fair to say that Chelsea needs Lukaku but things can change soon.
Who will play in place of Lukaku for the time being for Chelsea?
Despite not having clinical goal-scoring forwards, Chelsea has a good goal tally. Up till now the wingbacks and the midfielders were contributing.
But this system is not reliable and eventually on the big stage, it will fail. Tuchel will play Timo Werner up front but he is still struggling to find his goalscoring form.
Kai Havertz is playing from the centre as of now because Lukaku and Werner are injured.
Lukaku vs Timo Werner? Who should Tuchel play?
Chelsea signed Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for £70 million. Havertz took time to adapt to the Premier League but is proving his worth now.
They will get a new striker soon because Chelsea does not have any financial barriers. This implies that Timo Werner might not play as much as he used to.
Lukaku is a different type of striker. Instead of using fancy skills, he uses his physique more often to his advantage. He lacks the ability to beat players one on one.
On the other hand, Timo Werner was a proficient striker in the Bundesliga. Since coming to the EPL, he has struggled to find his form. Timo is great when it comes to creating chances but is not yet great as a CF.
A striking duo of Timo Werner and Lukaku did not work, especially against Manchester City. Lukaku needs someone like Lautaro Martinez.
This implies that Werner will have to work harder than Lukaku to compete for a spot. The club might send him on a loan instead of selling him. This would happen since he is a talented individual but cannot fit in currently.
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