Chelsead the season like a house on fire, but things have slowly petered away for the London club. The quest for another league title has lost steam. The pressure is mounting, and the cracks haved to appear.
Manchester City are runaway leaders and have the League almost in their grasps. It would take a disaster of monumental proportions for City to lose the League, as they sit eight points ahead of their closest rivals.
The return of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea was heralded as the beginning of great conquests for the club, but the fairy tale seems to have run its course. The reports emerging from the club suggests there is a deeper problem than the poor results at the club.
Lukaku unhappy at Chelsea
Things may have fallen apart, and the centre refused to hold at Chelsea.
Amid the result and injury crisis, Romelu Lukaku was interviewed by Sky Sport Italia that is rocking the boat at Chelsea. In the interview, Lukaku apologized to Inter Milan fans for the way he left. He hopes to play for the club again, but not at the end of his career. In a shocking twist, he admitted to being unhappy with the situation at Chelsea.
Lukaku expressed regrets over some of the decisions he made in the summer. Tuchel earlier this month suggested that Lukaku had not fully adapted to English football. The German tactician implied he was dissatisfied with Lukaku’s contribution. Lukaku has also privately voiced his concerns to the manager.
Hoping for an Inter return
Lukaku left Manchester United amid a cloud of discontent following how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer treated him. The big Belgian striker returned to England for a fee of €115 million, but the old demons are back to haunt him.
While in Italy, Lukaku formed a deadly partnership with Lautaro Martinez and was a vital figure in Antonio Conte’s team. Under Conte, Inter Milan romped to the Serie A title in 2019 and was a fan favourite. Two seasons at Inter revitalized his career before a forced move to Chelsea in the summer.
Branded a traitor, the 28-year-old now wants a return to Inter. As cited by Fabrizio Romano, he spoke of how hard he worked at Inter with the fitness staff and the nutritionist and how good he felt. Lukaku is not happy with the current situation, which he thinks is not normal. He said the coach chose to play a different system that seems not to bring out the best in him, but he will remain professional and keep working hard.
Lukaku also apologized to Inter fans for the way he left the club. Sky Sport Italia will play the full Lukaku interview on December 31.