Thomas Tuchel passes some credit to Romelu Lukaku for club’s recent form despite his injury

Chelsea have been in some excellent form of late, thrashing Leicester City 3-0 and then following that up with a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League.

Before that as well they have been getting some good results and gaining some momentum, and doing so even without their star striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been out injured for the best part of a month.

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But Chelsea kept winning, and they kept getting the goals, meaning those who came in to replace Lukaku stepped up in his absence.

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Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has made sure that Lukaku has got some credit for our recent good run of form as well, by setting us off in the right direction with his goals and performances earlier on this season, and his influence even when he isn’t playing.

“Maybe we shine so bright because Romelu did the hard work before and scored some very decisive goals for us to bring us also in a position from where young players, other players, can take over and step in to show their qualities,” Tuchel said to the Chelsea website.

“The things he brings when he is in the dressing room, when he is in the building, even when he is injured – everyday he is positive, he is determined and he pushes everybody.

“He is a top a professional and a top striker, he will be super important, he is actually in this moment very important, and I am absolutely happy that we can survive such a strong period without him, Mateo Kovacic, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic.

“It shows that we function as a team, that we of course absolutely rely on top-quality players like every team does, but they bring so much more than only their presence on the field.

“We miss all our players when they are injured, we missed Romelu a lot, but we are capable of finding solutions. This is my job, and the team is doing so well, because Rom is pushing and he is here, he is part of the team. The competition is strong which is a good thing.”