Here is your football.london Chelsea morning digest on Tuesday, September 7.
Lukaku on Thomas Tuchel’s training sessions
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has opened up about the high intensity that he and the Blues players endure during a normal Thomas Tuchel training session.
Lukaku, 28, re-signed for the club in a record-breaking £98million deal from Inter Milan in the summer transfer window that has just passed by.
“The first two training sessions, that intensity was so high that the first two or three days I had a bit of a scare,” Lukaku said to HLN, via Sky Sports. “But two days before the match we had a training session where I scored two goals and I thought ‘yes’.
“The team is looking good, the coach is looking good, I love the system that we play because it’s the same system as here [with Belgium], only the emphasis is different. For me, it’s fantastic because I play in a team that dominates.”
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Chelsea’s Tino Livramento regret
Chelsea did not want to sell Tino Livramento in the summer transfer window, and it was the right-back who decided to move to Southampton, according to The Athletic.
Livramento joined the Saints from the Blues in the summer transfer window.
The Guardian reported at the time that Southampton paid Chelsea £5m for the teenager.
The Athletic’s report suggested that the west Londoners didn’t want to permanently let go of a player they believed would be the heir to Cesar Azpilicueta’s position once he calls it a day in SW6.
As a compromise to the youngster’s request to leave, Marina Granovskaia did manage to insert a £25 buy-back clause into the deal in case she and the rest of the board wanted to re-acquire the services of the academy graduate.
Is Armando Broja Chelsea’s next Diego Costa?
Chelsea forward Armando Broja produced another fine cameo performance as he netted the winner for Albania in their 1-0 success against Hungary.
Despite only coming on in the 78th minute, the 19-year-old displayed a moment of magic, dribbling past his man before slotting the ball home from just inside the box.
In an attempt to gain more game time, the Blues allowed him to leave on loan and he also joined Southampton, scoring on his first appearance in an 8-0 victory over Newport County.
Chelsea supporters reacted to his strike for Albania and some believe that he could become the next Diego Costa, whilst another suggested that he’s similar to Didier Drogba.
Here’s what some had to say.
@PhilipJamal: This kid is destined for the top. I sincerely hope it is at Chelsea.
Read how other fans reacted here.
Source by Football London