Report shares whether Tuchel's planning to start or drop Lukaku against Liverpool after his shocking interview

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will reportedly start this weekend’s game against Liverpool, despite all the controversy surrounding him right now.

Lukaku’s come in for criticism after a shocking interview he took part in earlier this month was released yesterday.

Speaking to Sky Italy, the 28-year-old admitted he’s “not very happy” with his current situation at Stamford Bridge. Also, he mentioned he would like to re-join former club Inter Milan at some stage later in his career.

Understandably, Blues manager Thomas Tuchel reacted today by saying he’s surprised by his player’s comments and that there will be discussions behind closed doors.

Goal reports that Lukaku is still in line to start on Sunday, though. They claim he’s “expected” to start at home to Liverpool in the Premier League contest.

In addition, it is understood that there are no plans to sell the Belgium international and the club hope they can quickly draw a line under the episode.

Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images

Chelsea need him Sunday

If true, Lukaku’s presence in the Chelsea starting line-up this weekend is bad news for Liverpool.

There are obviously discussions that need to take place off the field between the striker and the club’s hierarchy, so hopefully that’s done today.

The Blues aren’t the most threatening going forward right now, but they are a different proposition when Lukaku is leading the line occupying centre-halves. He’s scored in back-to-back games in the league and adding another on Sunday would be a perfect way to show his loyalty.

Also, it would help if he addresses the situation himself with a message to confused fans that were shocked yesterday.

Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Twitter account here.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.