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Good News for Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel gives Lukaku, Pulisic, Havertz fitness update

Romelu Lukaku has withdrawn from Belgium’s squad and returned to Chelsea due to “muscle fatigue.”

The Belgian striker, who scored a fantastic goal in their 3-2 Nations League semi-final loss to France this week, will not play in the third-place play-off against Italy.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be worried by the news, which comes ahead of the Blues’ match against Brentford on Saturday.

Eden Hazard, former Chelsea winger, has also withdrawn from the Belgium national team squad and will return to Real Madrid.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez refused to give a timeframe for Lukaku’s return, adding to Chelsea’s anxiety.

“Romelu Lukaku, like Eden Hazard, is suffering from muscle fatigue,” Martinez said. “They’re not in the best of shape to play.” They’re leaving the national team camp because of these issues, and I’m not sure how long that will take.”

Chelsea have a busy schedule in the coming weeks, with a Champions League match against Malmo after their London derby against Brentford and a Carabao Cup tie against Southampton before the end of the month.

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