Chelsea while preparing to take on Arsenal are looking to hand Lukaku his first game since returning to Stamford Bridge
The Belgian has high hopes all on his shoulders now after proving to be top scorer in Italy before returning to Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea suffered low conversion rate last season with Timo Werner mostly on the finishing line for the West Londoners.
Although Tammy Abraham was available then but for unknown reasons, Tuchel decided to see him spend most of the time on bench.
Failing to land Erling Haaland, Chelsea immediately switched attention to Romelu Lukaku who they managed to complete his signing despite Inter Milan naming him as untouchable.
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The €115m record signing has since his arrival been talked of as Chelsea’s missing piece to complete their killer attacking line to at is flooded with top talents.
During the press conference today ahead of their London Derby match, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel had his own say on the debate of Lukaku being the missing piece or not.
“I believe everyone needs a role. The guys who left us played an important role in the last campaign and it’s not nice to let them go,” Tuchel said.
“But it sometimes important because everyone needs a role and a situation that needs fighting for.
“Is Romelu the missing piece? We hope but at the same time we try to find solutions to any questions asked in games.
“We want still have a strong squad and a squad that makes a team effort. Romelu is that kind of personality and profile that we were missing up front. From now, it’s our job to push ourselves to the limit.”
“We have one more training session to go but the week was a heavy load,” Tuchel continued when asked if Lukaku is ready to face Arsenal.
“He was with the group with the late starters, so it was an overload week so far.
“Today was low intensity and tomorrow we will have an important session before the match. We hope he will be on the pitch on Sunday and it looks likely.”