Lukaku loving Tuchel style

Lukaku loving Tuchel style

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku says he "loves" the system Thomas Tuchel plays and admits he was only ever going to leave Serie A champions Inter for Chelsea.


The Blues won the Champions League last season,Lukaku returned to Chelsea for a club-record £97.5m from Inter Milan, with the deal for Belgium's record goalscorer surpassing the £75.8m paid for German midfielder Kai Havertz last summer.

The 28-year-old fired home 64 goals in 95 appearances for Inter, who secured a first Serie A title in 11 years, and he has hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku, who was at Chelsea as a teenager, scored his first ever Chelsea goal on his debut as Tuchel's team deservedly beat Arsenal 2-0 earlier this month.

The powerful forward struggled to make much of an impact when last in the Premier League with Manchester United, but hopes he can put that behind him at Chelsea.

Lukaku has signed for Chelsea on a five-year deal, with him becoming the highest-paid player at the club and earning £200,000 per week after tax.

Lukaku hails Tuchel system

Speaking to HLN following his return to London, Lukaku said: "I was only going to leave Inter Milan for Chelsea.

He added: "The first two training sessions, that intensity was so high that the first two or three days I had a bit of a scare. "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."