The 28-year-old said Tuchel is trying to work him into the Chelsea starting line-up and conceded he needs to be patient to grasp his chance to cement his spot in the team.

However, their fortunes since leaving the Premier League have been very different. Lukaku was Inter’s top scorer last season with 34 goals in all competitions, but Eriksen struggled to AdolfoKee 601 real madrid drakt KelliP JaysonEng settle in.

The likes of Jules Kounde and Matthijs De Ligt have been mentioned frequently. But another – and perhaps cheaper – option could be Demiral. According to Turkish source Fanatik, Chelsea are suomen pelipaita lapselle among a group of clubs looking at the Atalanta centre-back.

Both sides headed into contest off the back of contrasting opening fixtures; Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-0 while Arsenal lost 2-0 AdolfoKee 601 real madrid drakt KelliP JaysonEng to Brentford. Following on from that defeat, the talk throughout the week was of how much trouble Lukaku could cause Mikel Arteta’s side’s defence.

The comments saw Lukaku left out as Chelsea drew 2-2 with title rivals Liverpool at the weekend. It was a big call from Tuchel, who had the backing of the club’s board when making the decision.