Romelu Lukaku was considered one of the best strikers in Europe last season after his two fine seasons at Inter Milan, with whom he won the title in 2021. While he seemed fulfilled in Lombardy, the Belgian decided to return to England and to Chelsea, a club where he had failed to show all his qualities in the past. He therefore joined the reigning European Champion, with a very distinct style, based in particular on a lot of movements on the offensive line and who had won the Cup with big ears without a real 9. Since his arrival, Lukaku has struggled to find a place for himself in the 11 and is often criticized by Blues supporters.
In his last match (against Crystal Palace), Big Rom only touched 7 balls, almost as many as having stayed 90 minutes on the bench against Lille. Thierry Henry, who knows Lukaku well thanks to his position in the staff of the Belgian selection, returned to the situation of the striker to CBSchannel for which he is a consultant: “I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know how it goes in 90 minutes. But what is the solution? He needs to find one to make sure he can adapt to the way they play. They like to press, be active and change the top three. He likes to stay on the axis, so it’s very difficult for him to adapt to this situation. For Rom to adapt to the way Chelsea play, it takes time, it’s not easy. But again, why go looking for it? »