Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel sees that there are multiple factors behind Romelu Lukaku’s lack of touches in recent Premier League matches.

Lukaku has had quite an up-and-down campaign so far in his return to Chelsea. From the headline-making interview where he touched on concern about his early run with the team to the ankle injury that sidelined him for multiple matches, it sure has been an uphill battle for the veteran striker this season.

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As of late, much has been talked about with the lack of touches for Lukaku, which has included a lowly 38 combined touches in the Blues' Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion.

In a press conference ahead of the Blues’ upcoming home encounter with Tottenham, Tuchel touched on this matter regarding the veteran Premier League striker.

“I don't know if I can explain it,” Tuchel said. “It is very rarely in football that you have a situation or problem and it's a one thing solution. It is always a mix of a lot of influences.

“He was already more involved and at the moment he struggles. There are reasons for it and we already discussed them. That's the way it is. He is not the only one on which we rely on to win games, there's nothing special to it.”

Amid Chelsea’s recent up-and-down form, much criticism has centered on Lukaku for his lackluster goal-scoring form, which has included one goal scored in the Blues’ last five matches in all competitions.

In the big picture, Tuchel sees that this all simply is “part of the business” in world football today.

“Welcome to reality,” Tuchel said. “That’s it. We are in the spotlight, we are judged all of us and that’s daily business. It’s like this. If you are a decisive player, if things go very well, people will talk about you.

“If not, the same people talk about you. This is part of the business, like it or not. Nothing more to say.”

Chelsea will look to pick a win over Tottenham, as it aims for its first victory in league play since its away match against Aston Villa in late December.