Tuchel: Romelu Lukaku 'mentally tired '
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Tuchel: Romelu Lukaku 'mentally tired '

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits Romelu Lukau is 'mentally tired' amid questions over the striker's recent form. 

Lukaku has been recently targeted by a section of fans after failing to live up to expectations on his return from Inter Milan. The former Milan man set an unwanted record in the Premier League after having just seven touches across the entire game in Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. 

"He played a lot of matches," Tuchel told his pre-match press conference.

"We had a similar situation with Jorginho, one of our captains, because we feel him a little mentally tired. The focus on Romelu is that I understand but it’s a similar situation as Jorginho."

"The decisions are made clear and the players accept. Once you play for Chelsea, you accept the team goes first and that’s why there are no hard feelings, not from Romelu or from me."

The Blues will be chasing for the second silverware this month after winning the Club World Cup on February 12th when they take on Liverpool on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final.  

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