Romelu Lukaku has been dropped for Chelsea’s game against Liverpool, According to BBC sport.
In an interview recorded several weeks ago but aired on Thursday, Belgium striker Lukaku said he was “not happy” with his bit-part role under Blues boss Thomas Tuchel earlier this season.
“I’m not happy with the situation, this is normal,” said Lukaku at the time. “But I am a worker and I must not give up.”
The Belgian has scored seven goals in 18 club appearances since he re-joined Chelsea this summer. He has also been hampered by injury and illness and, at times, found himself left out of the starting line-up when fit.
However, Lukaku has had a recent upturn in form, scoring in his last two Premier League appearances, after discussions about his role with Tuchel.
“I think I needed a performance like this today. The manager has his reasons but I kept working hard,” Lukaku said after scoring in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa on 26 December.
“It’s a good win and personally for me I’m happy. Balls from crosses and the movement in the box – I try to be less static.
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