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The break from action could be beneficial for Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea will miss forward Romelu Lukaku for up to five games after he was substituted against Malmö with injury. The Belgian international has started in all but two Chelsea games this season, and during this break he will miss more than two games in a row for the first time since May 2018. Hence, many have argued that this remainder could benefit the former Manchester United player, who has scored four goals since he returned to London.

Tuchel is not convinced No, it's never good to be injured, Tuchel emphasized. He was a bit mentally overwhelmed, but like others on our team, that doesn't mean we have to rest all the time. We encouraged Romelu to trust his instincts and he left us to organize the structure in which he could have final contact. The bottom line is that Lukaku will now miss two to three weeks of action after limping.

Lukaku had played a role in each of Chelsea's last 11 games prior to the injury, having missed just 13 minutes in the Premier League or Champions League since making his club debut, which was a cause for concern even before the injury. I have the feeling that he Lukaku is mentally tired.

It's not that we're really worried, just that for me he doesn't fully enjoy the game without thinking, Tuchel said before the Meeting with Malmö. For me, that's a bit of an exaggeration.

That's the whole point, once you've found your rhythm, when it's much easier for you, it's hard to tell if you need a break or if it's best to stay on the field. The next international break is approaching, but that's how I feel about him.

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