“If Romelu’s fully fit he’s a starter for us but he’s not in the moment,” Thomas Tuchel said after the United draw.
“It was more than I actually wanted to use him but the game was so close to the opponent’s goal that we thought he could help with this, pushing, maybe one last touch.
“We were lacking a bit of a threat in the middle of the goal.”
Romelu replaced Werner in the 82nd minute, marking his return to action after spending a month on the sidelines. However, Rom failed to make an impact off the bench and Chelsea had to settle for a disappointing draw.
The Belgian picked up an ankle injury in the Malmo game.