Belgium assistant Henry asks Chelsea: Why sign Lukaku in the first place?

Belgium assistant Thierry Henry has questioned why Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku.

The 28-year-old has struggled to meet expectations since arriving from Inter Milan for £98m, and produced a performance with just seven touches in 90 minutes against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Henry was worked closely with Lukaku with Chelsea and says he immediately questioned why the burly forward decided to return to Stamford Bridge.

The Arsenal legend told CBS Sports: “Right from the start I raised a question to myself, would he fit into this team? For Rom to adapt to the way Chelsea play, it takes time, it’s not an easy one.

“Is it normal that he only has seven touches [against Palace]? No, that’s also not normal, regardless of if the coach likes you or not. That shouldn’t happen.

“They need to move forward on that but it’s a tough one to read. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know how that happens in 90 minutes. But what’s the solution?

“The solution is for him to find a solution to make sure he can adapt to the way they play.

“They like to press, to be active and to change the front three. He likes to stay in the middle so it makes it very difficult for him to adapt to the situation.

“But, again, why did you go and get him?”

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