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Lukaku Will Perform Better If Thomas Tuchel Drops These Three Players From The Lineup

Striking force is becoming an issue at Chelsea as the squad is no longer producing goals as it should. Lukaku, who was brought in to solve the issue of goals, appears to be losing form after a brilliant start at the front of the attack.

The striker has now played five matches without being on target for the blues or even making an assist. He has suddenly started finding it difficult to even get past defenders despite his bodily strength.

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However, the Belgian's lack of form can be related to a few miscalculations that Chelsea's coach has been doing in his team selection. It appears that some players he has been using frequently alongside Lukaku are not compatible with the striker's needs upfront.

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After the International break, Thomas Tuchel can make Lukaku perform better if he drops these three players from the starting lineup.

1. Azipilicueta

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The Chelsea captain has been a frequent starter in Tuchel's team. However, his performance on the wing has not been helping Lukaku to score. His crosses have not been reaching the 18-yard box even though he makes good runs. To increase Lukaku's scoring chances, he should be dropped for Hudson-Odoi, who seems to be better on the wing.

2. Mason Mount

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Mount is a good player forward that has a lot of paces, but using him with Lukaku at the front is sometimes counterproductive. While through-passes and crosses are what Lukaku needs to be supported with, Mount chooses to go take shots or go for goals himself whenever he has the ball.

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Instead of continuing with his combination, Tuchel should drop him and deploy Werner as a supporting striker.

3. Jorginho

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The midfielder has not been doing well, and the manager sometimes has to bring in Loftus-Cheeks to make the ball forward. His fine passes and ball retention skills are reducing and making Lukaku idle at the front. He is another player that should be dropped from the lineup.

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