Report: 28-year-old has now gone and told Chelsea staff he's really struggling in private, Tuchel's tactics mentioned

Romelu Lukaku has reportedly let slip in private that he’s struggling with the high intensity tactics of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

Blues striker Lukaku, 28, continues to fall more out of favour each week.

According to The Athletic, Lukaku told members of Chelsea’s staff in private earlier in the season that he can’t get to grips with the relentless high pressing he’s asked to do.

The report explains Tuchel’s tactics of asking his attackers to press the ball is impacting the 28-year-old’s game in a negative way.

He played in a different system at ex-club Inter Milan, scoring 30 goals across all competitions last season.

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In contrast, the Chelsea number nine is currently on 12 goals this campaign. The more alarming fact is that he’s nowhere near Tuchel’s preferred starting line-up during the past couple of months.

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It’s blatantly obvious that Lukaku just isn’t the right fit for the Blues manager, which massively stings when you consider he cost a huge £97.5million transfer fee last summer.

Rio Ferdinand is convinced the Belgian is still “world class” when it comes to his finishing. He can’t seem to get enough minutes on the pitch right now, though.

A report now claims Bayern Munich are a possible club that could sign him if he is to leave at the end of the season.

Despite some individuals not quite cutting the grade under Tuchel, there are others thriving and are tailor-made for the manager’s tactics.

Mason Mount is a brilliant example of a player that’s learned to adapt his game during the past 18 months, transitioning from a midfielder into more of an attacker that has big demands on him in the final third.

Reece James is another shining light at the club that is really thriving under the German coach.

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