Players need to step up, the race is on – Tuchel

Thu 21 October 2021 | 5:33

Chelsea manager encourages players to up their games after Lukaku and Werner’s injury.


’s 4-0 victory in their Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Malmo took a bitter turn, as two of the Blues’ strikers,

Romelu Lukaku


Timo Werner

were forced to leave the pitch due to injury.

Despite losing two of his main men, Chelsea boss

Thomas Tuchel

is not worried about the future, saying for those who have been waiting for a chance to prove their worth, it is time to step up.

"We have a twisted ankle with Romelu and a hamstring injury for Timo, so they will be out for some days, I guess,"

Tuchel told BT Sport.

"Normally we're in a good place injury-wise – we had only Christian Pulisic out. But we miss everybody. We have a lot of games to play, a lot of competitions. Now we have to find solutions. No excuses accepted.

"The two were in good shape and were dangerous and could create and score. Now we need to find solutions and guys who waited for their chance need to step up and prove that they can do the same thing.

"Whoever it might be, the race is on. The guys who will start against Norwich in the next game have our trust. We will try to find new solutions.

"Let's stay positive. We won games before without Timo and we won games before without Romelu. We don't want to have these problems too often but these things happen in the season."

source: SportMob

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