Romelu Lukaku will be back in action on Sunday evening against Manchester United after weeks on the sideline
Manchester United will visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday to battle the Blues for the first this season.
Blues have been without their big money Romelu Lukaku since he got injured along side Timo Werner against Norwich City back in October.
Chelsea since the Norwich City 7-0 win have been on scoring spree with their only drop in point coming against Burnley.
Many have stated that Chelsea are only a better team without Romelu Lukaku and even suggested Chelsea should be without the striker in order to continue on their huge form.
On the other hand, Tuchel has shared that things aren’t actually as they are been said and shared Lukaku is really a big part of the Chelsea project and will continue to be because of the contribution he brings t the squad, on and off the pitch.
Speaking to the press, the German said;
“Yes, I understand why people say this as people always look for easy solutions. People look for one reason and that things go one way or the other.
“But life is not like this, life is not that easy, and life in a football team is not that easy. Maybe we shine so brightly now because Romelu did the hard work before.
“He scored some very decisive goals for us already, to bring us in a position where the young players and other players can take over, step in and show their qualities.”
“We started strong and we started the season with Romelu. The things he brings when he is in the dressing room, in the building, even when he is injured, he is every day here, positive, determined, he pushes everybody.
“He is a top professional and a top top striker. He will be super and he is actually in the moment very important.
The manager will be hoping to avoid further injuries following the return of Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Lukaku to the squad.
Although their presence wasn’t much felt due to how much coordination that has managed to be brought to the team by Tuchel but the 48-year-old has disclosed he doesn’t wish to suffer such scenarios again.
“I am happy that we can survive a long period without him [Lukaku], without [Mateo] Kovacic, without [Timo] Werner, without [Christian] Pulisic,” Tuchel continued.
“It shows we function as a team absolutely and we rely on top qualities like every team but they bring so much more than only their presence on the field.
“We miss all our players when they are injured and we will Romelu a lot and we are capable of finding solutions and the team is doing so well as Romelu is pushing, he is here and he is part of the team.”