Sat. Aug 20th, 2022

By Vicky Gomersall and Joe Shread

Thomas Tuchel has hailed the impact Romelu Lukaku has had in the dressing room since his return to Chelsea and says he could even captain the club in the future.

Lukaku returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan last month in a club-record £97.5m deal and has hit the ground running, scoring four goals in his first four games.

“He is a highest-level competitor – he loves training, he has a smile on his face, he wants to win every single competition. This is good. He leads by example.”

Chelsea’s current captain is Cesar Azpilicueta – who has entered the final year of his contract – and when asked whether Lukaku is a potential successor, Tuchel said: “Yes, I think he could be. He has a lot of things you need to be a captain.

“But we have fantastic captains so no need to think about this now. He behaves like one and this is more important than to actually have the captain’s band.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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