Lukaku couldn’t move in time for the opening match. Romelu Lukaku, Belgian national team striker Will not be ready to help Chelsea in the opening match this weekend. But will start the second round. So he will be with the team in Arsenal’s second match away game.
Lukaku is set to return to Chelsea after Serie A champions Inter Milan accepted a £97.5 million offer from the Blues.
The 28-year-old striker has undergone a medical in Italy since Monday. Before leaving for France to discuss and extend Federico Pastorello’s contract as a personal agent until 2023. he traveled to England on Wednesday.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea will not be able to register Lukaku in time for Saturday’s opening match at Stamford Bridge. That will against Crystal Palace. But will be ready to enter the field in the away game against Arsenal on Sunday, August 22.