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How Romelu Lukaku's latest injury could be a blessing in disguise for him.

Romelu Lukaku was unfortunate to have sustained an injury after he was fouled by Lasse Nielsen in Chelsea's victory over Malmo in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. As a result, he will not be expected to take part in Chelsea's next game this weekend. 

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Tuchel Recently gave an update on the injury sustained by both Lukaku and Timo Werner, and according to him, Chelsea may be without Lukaku for at least 2-3 weeks, which means that the striker will stay on the sidelines for some of Chelsea's few matches, and even if he does return, he will still need to regain full fitness before he is thrown into action again. In my opinion, his injury could be a blessing in disguise for him.

Recall that Lukaku was signed one week into the 2021-22 EPL season. This means he was not part of Chelsea's pre-season training. After his return to Chelsea, he only took part in a few training sessions before he was thrown into action against Arsenal, where he was very fortunate to score a goal.

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In my opinion, Thomas Tuchel only threw him into action simply because Lukaku did great in the previous season at Inter Milan. And not because he had worked with him in training and properly groomed him. But, it's now clearer that Lukaku needs more time on the sidelines to really see how Chelsea really plays and to learn how to blend himself into the football system at Chelsea.

Aside from that, having gone 7 games without scoring a goal, the pressure on him is certainly mounting, and too much pressure and expectations can weigh a man down. So are football players. Atleast he will be out for some weeks, which will surely take the pressure off of him, or even lower it to a reasonable level. The next few weeks will help calm him down psychologically and will help re-shape him for what lies ahead in the future.

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It is not so clear why Lukaku has been unable to score goals lately. Many have pointed at the midfielders for not feeding him with the passes needed to score goals. If that is the case, his absence has a lot to prove, since whoever replaces him will surely suffer the same fate. And when that happens, Tuchel will have no choice but to find a way to make things work between the midfielders and the strikers, which in the long run will surely be a blessing for Romelu Lukaku.

Regardless, the injury may be painful, but it will surely result in blessings for Lukaku in the end.

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