To motivate the Chelsea side, manager, Thomas Tuchel has said returning striker Romelu Lukaku will feature in Sunday’s London derby against Arsenal.
Although Lukaku was not involved in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday due to coronavirus protocols after traveling from Italy to re-join Chelsea.
According to Tuchel, Lukaku is expected to finish quarantine by Monday to be able to join the team training on Tuesday.
Lukaku in his words said, “it’s been a long journey with a lot of ups and downs, but these experiences made me strong and the challenge is to try to help the team win some more trophies. I can’t wait to get started and to help the club achieve more success.”
Midfielder N’Golo Kante, who also missed Chelsea’s first league game of the season as a precaution after ankle pain, is expected to be involved on Sunday, said Tuchel.
Kante had felt discomfort in his ankle in the warm-up to the Super Cup match against Villarreal.
“We decided to take him out and not take any risk now at the beginning of the season. I think N’Golo will be back in the middle of the week to get ready for Arsenal.
Brentford on the other hand thrashed Arsenal last weekend to celebrate their return to the top tier after a 74-year absence with a memorable, magnificent victory over Arsenal.
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