It is a matter of pride for Thomas Tuchel to get Romelu Lukaku back to his goal scoring best, as he insists that he is not giving up on the Belgian.

Less than nine months after becoming the most expensive signing in the history of the club, Romelu Lukaku finds himself as an understudy to Kai Havertz.

He has never finished a season in England with less than 12 goals in 20 appearances in the premier league.

Tuchel has faith that he and Lukaku can find a formula to reignite the 28-year-old's career in west London.

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Lukaku seven touches against Palace.
Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku set a new Premier League record for the fewest touches (7) from a player who's played a full 90 minutes since Opta began recording in 2003/04 against Crystal Palace

Tuchel told Sky Sports News that it was pride for him and he hoped it was also pride for him.

We feel things getting personal if we don't get it right and I feel that with any player. I don't want to have that feeling if we can't get the best out of a player for the team.

You never give up on players, you never give in, and I think Romelu is such a competitor that he feels the same and he behaves in the same way.

Why has Lukaku struggled?

When assessing the performances of Romelu Lukaku over the past few weeks ahead of the visit of Arsenal in the premier league on Wednesday, Tuchel refused to pull any punches.

The German admits that injuries have played a role in the failure of the Belgian to meet expectations.

Tuchel said at his news conference on Tuesday that all he needs is that spark.

He didn't have the fitness for matches after a period of injury. I don't point the finger at him. Romelu should have had a goal against Real Madrid and Crystal Palace, but he didn't.

Merse: Lukaku not in sync at Chelsea

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

Even when he came on in the semi-final on Sunday, he wasn't in line with what they were trying to do.

The ball went across the six-yard box three times in the last five minutes. He could have had three tap-ins. He pulled out to the penalty spot and another one was easier to score on.

I don't think he's singing off the same sheet at the moment. He is showing on the pitch that he is not in sync with his team-mates.

No Lukaku, no problem - how Havertz has replaced Lukaku

Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku

The final piece of the jigsaw that would allow Thomas Tuchel to solve the puzzle of how to end Manchester City andLiverpool's domestic dominance was the signing of Romelu Lukaku.

The goals dried up for the Belgian after he struck four times in his first four games.

With Kai Havertz being the No 9 at Stamford Bridge, Lukaku is now behind him in the pecking order.

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Kai Havertz salutes the home fans after scoring Chelsea's winner against Newcastle
Our Gillette Labs Precision Play of the week is Kai Havertz's lovely finish in Chelsea's 1-0 win against Newcastle in March

In the first leg against Real, when he was on the bench, he missed a glorious chance that summed up how his return to the club he supported as a teenager has gone.

For a few months now, Lukaku has been forced to watch from the sidelines, where he may contemplate where things have gone wrong for him this season, why Havertz has been able to succeed where he has failed, and whether his return to west London was doomed from the start.

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