Romelu Lukaku makes dream a reality as Tuchel is honest about Saul’s debut


Here are your Chelsea morning headlines on Sunday, September 12

Lukaku’s dream home debut

He scored on his second debut and followed that up on Saturday by adding to his Chelsea tally on his second home debut.

Romelu Lukaku is a striker born to put the ball in the back of the net and his brace in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa showed why the club paid £97.5m to Inter Milan this summer.

For Lukaku, his goals on Saturday were a manifestation of something he has been dreaming about since he was 11-years-old.

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Saul had a debut to forget

Lukaku’s home debut was a success. The same cannot be said for Saul Niguez.

On loan from Atletico Madrid, the midfielder struggled in the opening 45 minutes of the game and was substituted at half-time for Jorginho.

Both manager Thomas Tuchel and Saul himself were open and honest in their assessment of his performance at Stamford Bridge.

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Tuchel’s easy decision

Speaking after the game, Tuchel also had a message for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The winger was subject to a loan offer from German side Borussia Dortmund over the summer but the club rejected the move.

Hudson-Odoi was given his first start of the season against Villa, starting at wingback before moving further forward after the break.

On the decision to keep Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel said: “For him personally it may have been a good opportunity but for us and our targets that we want to achieve, it was simply impossible. It was an easy one for me actually.

“Callum has to overcome the gap between training and games. I see a stronger Callum every day in training and he needs to overcome this gap and show this kind of determination that he shows in training.





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