Tuchel Gives Injury Update After Chelsea’s Win Over Malmo
Chelsea secured a straightforward win over Malmo in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday but were left sweating over the fitness of two strikers Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel has given an update on the severity of Werner and Lukaku’s injury, saying he expects them to sit out for some days.
Chelsea drew first blood thanks to Andreas Christensen’s volley in the opening nine minutes and had the chance to extend their lead when Lukaku was close to putting the ball away before he was brought down by Lasse Nielsen inside the penalty box.
Jorginho scored from the penalty spot on 21 minutes to establish a two-goal buffer for the Blues. Lukaku could not continue as he was replaced by Kai Havertz on 23 minutes.
Werner was also taken off on the cusp of halftime after picking up an injury and was replaced by Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Chelsea eventually won 4-0 thanks to second half goals from Havertz and Jorginho.
"We have a twist of the ankle for Romelu, and muscle injury and hamstring for Timo, so they will be some days out I guess,” Tuchel said after the game.
"Normally we are in a good place injury wise, only Christian Pulisic is out, but we miss everybody. We have a lot of games, lot of competitions, so now we have to deal and find solutions, no excuses.
"The two were in good shape, they are dangerous and can create and score so now we need to find solutions and guys who waited for their chance need to step up and score.
“The race is on, the guys who start against Norwich have our trust and we will try to find new solutions.
'We have won games before with Werner and Lukaku, we don't want these problems too often but it happens during a season."
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