Chelsea will be without new signing Romelu Lukaku against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, according to The Athletic.
And, as to be expected, the forward’s expected Stamford Bridge absence has had a lot of Palace fans talking on social media.
Where will Palace finish this season?
16th or lower
Patrick Vieira will take charge of Palace for the first time competitively against Thomas Tuchel’s side, who look set to be without Lukaku.
David Ornstein suggested that Lukaku’s second Chelsea debut could come against Arsenal on August 22 but he is not available for the opener against Palace.
Palace fans react
The news of Lukaku’s absence against the Eagles caught the attention of these Palace fans on social media. This is what some had to say in reply…
“Thank you god”
“Romelu Lukaku won’t be available for Chelsea against Palace this weekend, which is nice.”
“He was scared of being shown up by the king”
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