Chelsea star Lukaku slammed by pundit as controversy analysed

By Paul Robinson

11th May, 2022 | 7:53am

Romelu Lukaku slammed by pundit as Chelsea controversy analysed - 'it's not acceptable'

Paul Robinson has slammed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku despite an “encouraging performance” against Wolves.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one claimed the 28-year-old’s second spell at Stamford Bridge has “not been acceptable.”

Lukaku made a rare Premier League start on Saturday as Thomas Tuchel’s side drew 2-2 with Wolves.

The Belgium international scored both of Chelsea’s goals at Stamford Bridge, one of which was from the spot after a VAR review on Romain Saiss.

VAR official Jarred Gillett told referee Peter Bankes to consult the pitch-side monitor after Saiss tripped Lukaku inside the 18-yard box and the referee subsequently awarded a penalty.

Robinson is adamant the officials made the right decision.

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“It was a more encouraging performance from him but when you pay that amount of money for a striker you expect more,” he told Football Insider.

“That was his first league goal this year. He has not been good enough.

“I tipped Chelsea to win the league this season. I thought he was the missing piece of the jigsaw. He is a £100million striker. It’s not been good enough.

“Was it a penalty at the weekend? I think VAR got that one right in all honesty. He put it away well but that’s the least you expect from a player of his quality.

“I was part of the Leeds team that was dismantled in the space of three years because of off the field issues. It does effect you but players application and attitude should never be in question. That’s not acceptable.”

In other news, a pundit has claimed Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could face the sack after latest development.