'Start against Spurs': Some Chelsea fans surprisingly want Tuchel to pick 28-year-old against Tottenham tomorrow

A portion of Chelsea supporters on social media have made the eye-raising demand of wanting to see Romelu Lukaku feature in the Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

The Belgian’s name is on everybody’s lips right now, following his own bombshell use of words.

Lukaku’s revealing interview with Sky Italia has been the talk of the town, much to Thomas Tuchel’s frustration.

He decided to remove the striker from Sunday’s Premier League matchday squad at home to Liverpool, as to avoid any more unwanted storylines.

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It also acted as a way of demonstrating that no player is bigger than the club.

Speak out in opposition of Stamford Bridge and you will be punished.

Lukaku given a golden pass

Whether or not Tuchel will retrieve the number nine from his naughty step for Wednesday’s London derby has yet to be confirmed.

However, some Chelsea fans actually wanted their under-fire centre-forward to return to action immediately, in order to redeem himself instantly.

Here’s what they had to say about Lukaku’s possible return against Spurs on Twitter:

Striker to face Spurs

Very few would begrudge Tuchel if he decided to reinstall Lukaku after one game of punishment.

Chelsea aren’t going to gain much from their club-record signing sitting in isolation, whilst the team trawls through the campaign.

Plus, he had just rediscovered his scoring touch, having grabbed goals in three of his last four outings.

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This is the kind of return the Blues demand from the 28-year-old.

Their expectations won’t be met if Lukaku continues to be left out, therefore it makes sense for him to at least be part of the pack to challenge Spurs.

A goal against the capital city enemy would be a good place to begin his apology.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.