Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has said that it is “likely” Romelu Lukaku will make his second debut for the Blues in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal, informs the Sportsmole.
The Belgium international has returned to Stamford Bridge after a successful spell at Inter Milan, and the forward has been training with his new teammates this week.
When questioned on Lukaku’s possible involvement against Arsenal on Sunday, Tuchel revealed that he will make a final decision on the former Anderlecht youngster after Saturday’s training session.
However, the head coach said that it was “likely” that the 28-year-old would be available for the London derby with the Gunners.
“We have one more training session to go but the week was a heavy load. He was with the group with the late starters, so it was an overload week so far. Today was low intensity and tomorrow we will have an important session before the match. We hope he will be on the pitch on Sunday and it looks likely,” football.london quotes Tuchel as saying.
Lukaku previously represented Chelsea between 2011 and 2014 but failed to score in 15 appearances for the club before leaving for Everton on a permanent deal.