Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer and former Barcelona star, Gary Lineker have both pitied Romelu Lukaku following his awful display in Chelsea’s league 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The duo felt for the former Inter Milan forward while speaking on Match of the Day.
The 28-year-old was pocketed throughout the Blues’ victory against the Glaziers at Selhurst Park as Morocco wizard, Hakim Ziyech grabbed the single goal of the game.
The Belgium striker only had seven touches from zero to 90 minutes against Patrick Vieira’s men with one of the touches being kick-off.
Meanwhile, both Shearer and Lineker suggested that the Blues were not playing to the Ex-Manchester United’s ability.
Shearer said: “It is clear that they [Chelsea] are not working on things on the training ground as they are not doing it during the game for him [Romelu Lukaku] or for the team.”
Also, Lineker revealed: “When I played, if I wasn’t getting much of the ball, if I wasn’t getting service, I would be hammering people.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel brushed aside suggestion that his tactic system was to blame for Lukaku’s struggles.
“No, no, it’s not about the system,” Tuchel said.
“Well, it is what it is. But for him, there is no change of system because it’s the same attacking structure.”