Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan last summer for a club record fee of £97.5m.
Lukaku struggled to make an impact on his return to the Premier League, and has now sealed a return to Inter Milan, on a season-long loan deal.
Tuchel didn’t seem keen on working with Lukaku for next season, even though former Chelsea directors Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech wanted the Belgian to remain.
Matt Law, a prominent journalist for Chelsea-related news, has revealed that Thomas Tuchel will be under more pressure after Lukaku’s departure, saying that he has no excuse.
“As good as Thomas Tuchel has been, Lukaku’s return to Inter absolutely puts pressure on him,” Matt Law wrote.
“He has to take some responsibility and he absolutely has to make sure Chelsea get the right man/men to replace him and make sure they perform. There can be no excuses on that front.
“With Marina Granovskaia following Bruce Buck out of the Chelsea exit, Tuchel has been afforded a bigger say on the club’s transfer business than most of his predecessors by new co-owner Todd Boehly.”