Romelu Lukaku needs to get back to his best says Thomas Tuchel.
The Belgian forward has struggled to find the back of the net since his arrival from Inter Milan in the last summer window.
He only started two of Chelsea’s last 13 matches in all competitions and has scored only five goals all season.
His form has been hampered by both injury and illness since his arrival at the Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel believes the 28-year-old needs to find that one spark that could reignite his career.
“After period of injury he [Lukaku] lacks simply the fitness for matches, which is not pointing the finger it’s just a fact,” Tuchel said.
“It’s not his fault. I don’t think he [Lukaku] really needs inspiration. What he needs is maybe that one moment, that one spark.
“Normally he would be a natural starter against Crystal Palace [in the FA Cup] in terms also of the amount of minutes that Kai Havertz has played now and the physicality that Kai gives to matches, but it’s in the crucial time of the season where you need to have a certain rhythm.”