The Belgian netted 64 goals in 95 games while still under Antonio Conte who has claimed Thomas Tuchel isn’t using the former Inter Milan striker aright
Despite having netted 4 goals across 6 games for Chelsea, Conte believes Lukaku isn’t been used in the way he is supposed to in order to see him bang goals in the Premier League.
Lukaku having spent years in the Premier League already knows how the defense works and could easily adapt following his return from the Serie A.
Chelsea having succeeded in convincing Lukaku to a come back are hoping to see him in scoring spree but over the past few games, the 28-year-old hasn’t found the back of opponents nets with Chelsea losing the last two matches.
“A coach is good if he can improve players. I think we did great work with Romelu over two years,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.
“He is a very specific striker. Bringing Lukaku into the box, he is dangerous. However, when he starts from midfield, he is incredibly quick. It is very difficult to find a player who is both a target man, but can also run from midfield.
“These are also characteristics I can see in Erling Haaland. I had been tracking Lukaku for a very long time and wanted him when I was at Chelsea, even when he was at West Brom.”
The former Chelsea boss continued: “During the game, there are moments when Lukaku needs to be turned on, but other than that he is one of the toughest forwards to play against, because he can do damage in any area of the pitch. If you have a centre-forward like that, you need to use him and I don’t think Chelsea have quite figured out how to use him yet.
“Last season, they didn’t have a proper centre-forward, so they rotated positions, whereas Romelu is a real reference point in attack. If they can figure out how to use Lukaku, then Chelsea can become the team to beat in the Champions League this season.”
In response to this, Lukaku said; “The manager here is a very brilliant one and very specific with his instructions and I like that a lot.
“Before any match begins, we all already know what to do by each person. We are told by the coach to do what we do.
“He explains every part of our roles to every one of us and I like that alot. I like the feeling back here at the club and hope we achieve great things this season.”