Fabio Capello explains why Romelu Lukaku is ‘perfect’ for Conte’s Inter Milan instead of Tuchel’s Chelsea

FORMER England manager Fabio Capello has offered an insight into why Romelu Lukaku is struggling at Chelsea.

Lukaku sets Premier League record for least number of touches ever in a Premier League game in Win 1-0 against Crystal Palace weekend.

Lukaku has yet to score in the Premier League in 2022


Lukaku has yet to score in the Premier League in 2022Credit: Getty

Meanwhile at burial he scored 64 goals in just 95 games for the club, helping By Antonio Conte team won the Serie A title last season.

A mammoth £97.5 million move to Chelsea next, but the 28-year-old was unsuccessful in his second game at Stamford Bridge.

And while on expert duty for Sky Italia, Capello hinted that Chelsea’s Ownership-based football is the reason for Lukaku’s troubles.

He say: “Lukaku Perfectly suited Conte’s counter-attacking style of play at Inter, as there was plenty of space, fitness and pace to allow him to level the defence in Serie A.

“However, Chelsea play this very different football with lots of short passes and Lukaku doesn’t have the same amount of space to move.

“He also noticed that in England, defenders are physically similar to him and hold out more.


“Lukaku has this power and space to run to the defenders and turn the tide of the game.”

Lukaku scored twice in two games at the Club World Cup earlier this month, but has struggled to find his footing in the Premier League.

And after shooting almost 100 million pounds at the Belgians in the summer Thomas Tuchel was hoping for a more prolific return.

The German boss dropped Lukaku from his starting line-up on Tuesday night Champions League win against Lille.

His low contribution of five goals in the league has seen the Blues trail the title challengers City of Manchester and Liverpool.

Even so, Lukaku could find himself with his second trophy in weeks on Sunday night.

ONE Carabao Cup Final vs Liverpool waiting for Tuchel and Co this weekend, just days after they crowned world champion in Abu Dhabi.

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