Cole’s fellow pundit Ian Wright, the previous Arsenal and England striker, agreed with Cole.
“When you’re going through what Lukaku is going through, this is the type of chance you want,” mentioned Wright. “He’s left-footed, take it with your left foot.”
And former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane additionally raised doubts about Lukaku. “How badly does he want to save his Chelsea career?”
Lukaku’s health had been questioned by supervisor Thomas Tuchel earlier than the kick-off on Sunday, when deciding to not put him within the beginning line-up.
“He is not fit enough for the intensity of our game in an FA Cup semi-final,” Tuchel mentioned.
“It’s not straightforward to return right into a recreation similar to this with a lot using on it after a spell out with harm.
“It’s just a case of him not having as many minutes recently as the other players, his match fitness is not quite there otherwise there’s a big chance that he would have started today.”
The 28-year-old ahead’s final purpose was in Chelsea’s FA Cup quarter-final victory towards Middlesbrough on March 19. He was wasteful with two headers within the Champions League defeat at dwelling to Real Madrid.