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Romelu Lukaku BOOED By Chelsea Fans As He's Subbed, Thomas Tuchel Reacts

Nasir Jabbar

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Romelu Lukaku BOOED By Chelsea Fans As He's Subbed, Thomas Tuchel Reacts

​Romelu Lukaku was BOOED by his own fans after he was substituted in Chelsea's defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday. 

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Lukaku started in his side's 4-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge, but lasted just an hour as he failed to influence the game. 

The Belgium striker received a spiky reception as he left the pitch, with the Chelsea faithful booing him.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Thomas Tuchel was asked about Lukaku being booed by Chelsea supporters in his post-match press conference.

He suggested it could've been Arsenal fans before telling a reporter: "You heard it, so you need to ask the people."

Lukaku has only scored five Premier League goals since returning to the club last summer in a transfer worth £97.5 million.

And his latest showing for the Blues was slammed by former player Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who said the 28-year-old showed 'no passion' against the Gunners. ​​

"For Chelsea today it was a really bad performance. Certain players are getting an opportunity, Lukaku, (Malang) Sarr and (Andreas) Christensen," he said on Sky Sports. ​

"Going back to Lukaku, he doesn't do enough. If you want to be the man you've got to run around. You need to try and show that you're bothered. You need to want to suffer."

Hasselbaink ​added: "He doesn't run around, he doesn't go into gaps, he doesn't demand the ball off his players.

"They play against a motivated Arsenal team who've lost three in a row and want to prove something. 

"You need to go over the top of them and at least show some passion. There was no passion from Lukaku and Sarr and Christensen can't make those sorts of mistakes in these kind of matches."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Football Daily/PA

Topics: Football, Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel

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