Romelu Lukaku Will Be Ready for Arsenal Next Weekend

This summer Chelsea made the club-record £98 million signing as they brought in Romelu Lukaku from the Italian champion Inter.

After his arrival in London, the Belgium striker had to be quarantined but as the team manager Thomas Tuchel said, he will make his debut against Arsenal next week.

“Romelu is still in quarantine and following the protocols,” Tuchel told reporters. “He will be out on Monday doing the whole training with us next week and will play for us against Arsenal. This is the plan.”

“We always try to do it as fast as possible and the sooner the better. As I said, if we could have wished for something, he would have been maybe on the pitch and available for even Wednesday.”

“But the sooner the better, because every game counts and we are happy.”

With his strength and scoring skills, Lukaku is often compared to Chelsea’s legendary striker Didier Drogba and Tuchel is happy to have another goal-scoring option.

“Before I even entered the club and had the chance to be part of it I thought of personalities up front of a certain category of striker like Didier Drogba, like Diego Costa, that for me embodies Chelsea and what Chelsea stands for,” Tuchel added.

“And Mason Mount, of course, there are a lot of comparisons with Frank Lampard and his style of play in the way that he grew up and how he interprets his game.”

“I hope they click together, we have to see it, from next Monday on we will work on that and hopefully they can be together with our other guys, the guys that our fans really like to see on the pitch and can shape a certain profile of Chelsea Football Club.”

Chelsea opened the new Premier League season with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Stanford Bridge on Saturday.