Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku was pranked at training on the event of his 29th birthday.
It occurred the working day prior to Liverpool’s FA Cup ultimate, but it didn’t stop two of his teammates from owning some fun with the Belgian.
Just after a poor 1st season back in west London, Lukaku has identified a wealthy vein of form for the Blues.
Chelsea compensated £97.5 million for the striker through the summer time transfer window, but he has only eight Leading League ambitions in 25 video games.
However, 3 of those people plans have occur in his last two game titles in opposition to Leeds and Wolves, building a discussion about regardless of whether or not he really should now get started for Thomas Tuchel in the season’s major match so far.
It was a concern posed to Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel during his pre-match information conference, immediately after the player’s agent fuelled even more speculation by talking about his client’s long run.
“I was only built informed of it [the agent’s comments] five or 10 minutes ago, in fact,” he reported.
“It’s what in some cases transpires in football. The attention is so significant that at times it appeals to situations that you really do not want to have just before significant matches. It is the way it is. For me, it is not a distraction and hopefully, for all people that works on the crew and the workforce itself, it is not.
“Yes, we can also play both of those [Lukaku and Kai Havertz], although they lacked a bit of the feeling of getting a best match jointly. It is very probable that it is one of the two, but we will not give the line-up now.
“Listen, Romelu has performed currently and scored lately. He did every thing to keep on the pitch. Will be our remaining connect with in the morning.”
Inspite of the simple fact that the massive match is only 24 several hours absent, spirits appeared to be significant at instruction on Friday.
Jorginho and Mount devised a strategy to make Lukaku’s birthday special while the gamers peaceful in the swimming pools.
Jorginho, one particular of Chelsea’s calmest figures on the discipline, approached Lukaku like a naughty youngster and commenced splashing the striker, who experienced recently wrapped himself in a towel, with the England ace serving as a videographer.
The birthday boy was evidently not a supporter and experimented with to divert his teammate’s consideration – inspite of the reality that Lukaku could not assist but smile.
Jorginho was finally dragged into the pool. Mount posted the footage to his Instagram story just after the dust had settled, with the caption: “Birthday present for the big gentleman.”