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Chelsea manager Tuchel praises Lukaku display - 'He can handle the pressure'

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praised Romelu Lukaku after his return to the starting line-up.

The Belgian striker started against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

He had previously been dropped after giving a controversial interview with Sky Sports Italia in which he expressed his unhappiness with his situation at Chelsea.

Speaking after the 2-0 victory, Tuchel said about Lukaku's performance: "Good, absolutely happy, I was pretty sure he was not affected. Even the last days he seemed relaxed, fine with the situation and mentally moved on.

"Romelu can handle pressure and adversity, it was a good performance, he contributed a lot to our defensive set up and had chances."


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