Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will reportedly be happy with how Thomas Tuchel has handled the Romelu Lukaku controversy so far.

According to The Telegraph, Blues chief Abramovich thinks Tuchel’s dealt with the situation “perfectly” to date.

The report explains Tuchel’s stance regarding dropping Lukaku from the squad at the weekend has been supported by the Chelsea owner.

German manager Tuchel decided to omit Lukaku from the match day squad in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

The 28-year-old centre-forward has come under-fire because of comments he made to Sky Italia in December about being unhappy at Stamford Bridge. However, The Telegraph adds the Belgian striker has now apologised behind the scenes.

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Lukaku must now convince Chelsea fans

If the incident has now been dealt with internally, Lukaku must now publicly comment to try re-build the relationship with Chelsea supporters.

A lot of the Blues fanbase are still angry with the attacker’s comments about being dissatisfied just months since re-signing for the club.

An apology to fans should go a long way to repairing the Lukaku damage, as well as getting back on the pitch scoring goals and playing to the best of his ability. He was definitely creeping back towards his best by scoring two goals in two games before his December comments surfaced.

The Chelsea Chronicle has made a prediction about if he’ll feature in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham.

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