Romelu Lukaku has come under fire from Chelsea fans after a dismal performance against Plymouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues fell behind against the League One side as early as the eighth minute, but came back to win 2-1 at home in the 4th round on Saturday.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were fortunate to avoid a dramatic early departure from the FA Cup courtesy to goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, as well as a late penalty save from Kepa Arrizabalaga.
However, the former Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku has received a lot of mixed reactions as a result of his dreadful and consistent poor performance for the Blues.
Playing with Lakaka upfront is like playing with a man down.
— Alabi Bọ́lọ́rundúró (@the_Lawrenz) February 5, 2022
After 40 minutes of play, the former Everton forward had only eight touches of the ball. He struggled to find his way into the game against Plymouth, and the Blues were unable to reach him.
Tammy Abraham was scoring hat tricks in our FA cup games meanwhile Lukaku is moving like Mark Henry
— Raf (@CFC_Raf) February 5, 2022
I just don’t understand Lukaku, you’ve got the pace to make runs, you’ve got the strength and size to attract attention yet you stand upfront like a lamppost and do nothing, do you expect the ball to fall in front of goal for you? Incredibly embarrassing struggling vs Plymouth.
— Pys (@CFCPys) February 5, 2022
Many Chelsea supporters believe the Blues made a tremendous mistake by bringing the 28-year-old back to Stamford Bridge, while others believe his career is dead and over before arrival.
This Lukaku is bad vibes. Useless upfront, useles when we are defending a set piece.
Bag of fufu
— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) February 5, 2022
Chelsea 100m Lakaka???
This player is finished pic.twitter.com/u9IbyG0z45
— DON ALONSO (@DonAlonso01) February 5, 2022
We're at a point where it's not about selling Lukaku because he's "unhappy", it's about selling Lukaku because he's making us worse.
— Harry (@HarryCFC170) February 5, 2022
According to Blue Footy;
“I don’t feel sorry for people who get pissed off by Lukaku, especially those that wanted him last summer. If you push for a player to be signed, you have to support him, because you made a mistake, just like the club.”
Chelsea : so you knew Lakaka was finished and you sold him to us ? Why??
Inter Milan : pic.twitter.com/yx604FSvWX
— FCB_Patryk?? (@Barca_Guy1) February 5, 2022
Romelu Lukaku vs Plymouth Argyle
31 Touches in 120 minutes
1/10 Duels won
What is wrong with Chelsea’s #9? pic.twitter.com/rs5yWn10MD
— ChelseaFC365 ™ (@CFC365Official) February 5, 2022
Sorry but Romelu Lukaku looks like he can’t be bothered. Late to every loose ball because he’s flat-footed on everything & just terrible body language.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) February 5, 2022
Below are more comments from Chelsea fans
Tuchel’s really tried to play Lukaku into form but it just isn’t happening. He has to see some bench time now, he just has to.
— Conn (@ConnCFC) February 5, 2022
Lukaku is genuinely terrible.
— ًEllis. ?? (@EIIisV3) February 5, 2022
Even Manchester United’s version of Lukaku wasn’t this bad.
— Ugbedeojo #MUFC (@Certifiedopeboi) February 5, 2022
It’s clear that Lukaku’s lack of form, as well as that of the rest of the front line, has become a major problem for Thomas Tuchel to address.
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