Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Lille at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Lille 0 For Thomas Tuchel, the hope will be that Romelu Lukaku has a better understanding of how Chelsea aspire to play after the striker s(...)

Romelu Lukaku: only touched the ball seven times  in 90 minutes, a record low since Opta statistics started,  during Chelsea’s league victory at Crystal Palace. Photograph: Getty Images

First the interview, now the invisibility. Romelu Lukaku has mostly been a conundrum since returning to Chelsea last summer and while the £97.5m str(...)

Chelsea defenders Cesar Azpilicueta  and  Thiago Silva collide as Brighton’s Leandro Trossard tries to control the ball during the  Premier League  match at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images

Brighton 1 Chelsea 1 It will be of little consolation to Thomas Tuchel that he spotted the warning signs as soon as the game began and Brighton start(...)

Ben Chilwell: will miss rest of the season as he requires an operation on an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in win over Juventus. Photograph: Robin Jones/Getty Images

Chelsea could be forced to sign a left wing-back in January after deciding Ben Chilwell needs an operation on an anterior cruciate ligament injury. C(...)

 Romelu Lukaku scores Chelsea’s second goal at Villa Park. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 3 This was some way for Romelu Lukaku to reintroduce himself. He returned from an ankle injury in style, coolly heading in befo(...)

 Zenit  St Petersburg’s Sardar Azmoun goes past Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga  to score his side’s second goal in the Champions League match at at the Gazprom arena in St Petersburg. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Zenit St Petersburg 3 Chelsea 3 Chelsea paid for their carelessness again. Just when their strikers remember how to score, their defenders forget how(...)

Chelsea’s Timo Werner shoots during the Premier League match against Manchester United. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

Sometimes it is easy to forget that there is more to Timo Werner’s game than comedy misses, doomed dribbles and an inability to stay onside. Labelling(...)

The performances of Reece James have been a testament to Chelsea’s academy. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty/AFP

It turns out that Chelsea had no reason to spend any money on strengthening their right flank last summer. There was no need to rival Paris Saint-Germ(...)

Callum Hudson-Odoi  celebrates  scoring Chelsea’s third goal. Photograph: by Robin Jones/Getty Images

Chelsea 4 Juventus 0 This is what revenge looks like but, moreover, what can happen when the Chelsea juggernaut is able to ramp up. After a first ha(...)

 Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech  scores during the Champions League  Group H  match  against Malmö at the Eleda Stadion. Photograph: Andreas Hillergren/EPA

Malmö 0 Chelsea 1 There are times when it feels as if Thomas Tuchel has a solution for every problem. Chelsea’s manager is always prepared to act whe(...)

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