Some reports say that Chelsea will lose Romelu Lukaku for a few weeks. But according to the agent, the Belgian striker can recover faster than expected.
Lukaku appeared since the early minutes when Chelsea underwent a Champions League group stage match against Malmo FF on Thursday (21/10/2021) early in the morning. He was placed as the spearhead in a 3-4-2-1 formation stretcher Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea managed to win the match by a landslide score of 4-0. Unfortunately, Lukaku was unable to make a major contribution because he had to be withdrawn in the 23rd minute due to injury.
This might not be a problem if Chelsea still have Timo Werner. Unfortunately, Werner also failed to play until the last minute when he met Malmo FF and suffered an injury near the end of the first half.
The Agent is Worried
The Chelsea medical team and Tuchel have not been able to give a definite answer about how long Lukaku will be out of action. However, some reports suggest that the striker could be out of action for a month.
Fear can be seen from the words of the agent, Federico Pastorello, when asked about his client’s condition. Pastorello said he was present when Chelsea met Malmo and saw firsthand the moment when Lukaku was injured.
“I’m very worried. Romelu is a player who really wants to play and the fact that he stayed on the pitch for quite a while after the penalty doesn’t look good to me because he’s a person who usually gets up quickly.”
“The fact that he lay there for four minutes, I was with Petr Cech and told him while watching the game that this is something I’m afraid of, because he’s not someone who usually pretends,” he told Sky Sports .
Can Recover Faster
Pastorello does not know how long Lukaku will be out due to this injury, and is waiting for the results of the examination from the medical team. But he believes that his client will recover faster than expected.
“His first reaction yesterday was very sad, but everyone saw him playing well and I am 100 per cent sure that he would have scored [unless he was injured],” Pastorello continued.
“He has a physiotherapist at home and is working hard every night even before going to bed. So, if there is an estimated time to return, he will definitely come back sooner than planned,” he concluded.
While there is no definite date on how long he will be out of action, it is almost certain that Lukaku will not take part in the Premier League clash this weekend. Where Chelsea will meet Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.
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The Premier League giants from London, Chelsea , have made a good start in the 2021-22 Premier League season so far.
Chelsea have played eight games in the Premier League so far. As a result, Thomas Tuchel’s team managed to pack 19 points.
The details, won six times, drew once and lost once. They are also quite productive.
So far Chelsea have scored 16 goals. Their defense is also very solid because now they have only conceded three times, equal to the number recorded by Manchester City.
This slick result, of course, cannot be separated from the slick game of the players. So who are Chelsea’s best players so far this season? Here are the names, as obtained from the WhoScored site .
One of the subscriptions to Chelsea’s back line. So far he has played seven times for the Blues in the Premier League and played 632 minutes on the pitch.
Cesar Azpilicueta is already 32 years old. His experience is clearly needed by Chelsea’s young squad. Apart from that he is also the leader of the squad.
So far, Azpilicueta has contributed by scoring two assists. He averaged 1.8 long passes and 0.8 keypasses per game.
The Spanish defender also recorded 2.8 tackles and clearances per game. So far Azpilicueta has received a rating of 7.23.
Mateo Kovacic seems to shine even more in the Chelsea midfield. So far he has played seven times and recorded 615 minutes on the pitch.
Kovacic kept the Chelsea team balanced well. He even added value by contributing one goal and three assists so far. The number of assists is the most of all other Blues players.
Kovacic is quite active in threatening the opponent’s defense. He recorded 1.4 shots, 0.9 keypasses and 2.9 long balls per game.
For defense, he recorded 2.4 tackles, 0.5 interceptions, and 0.6 sweeps per game. So far Kovacic has a rating of 7.32.
Nothing wrong with Chelsea signing Edouard Mendy. The Blues goal felt safe with the presence of the Senegalese man.
So far he has made seven appearances and played 630 minutes. He was also once selected as WhoScored’s Man of the Match.
This season, of the seven games, he has only conceded three times. He also kept four clean sheets! So far, Mendy has recorded a rating of 7.37.