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Chelsea duo Lukaku and Werner forced off with injuries against Malmo

Wed 20 October 2021 | 21:44

Chelsea strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner forced off with injuries during the first half of their 4-0 Champions League victory over Malmo on Wednesday.

Lukaku

was injured after being brought down in the area by

Lasse Nielsen

in the 18th minute of the match which resulted in a penalty that was converted by

Jorginho

.

He attempted to return to action after extensive treatment for the ankle issue but quickly signaled to the bench that he needed to be replaced and was replaced by

Kai Havertz

.

Werner

was taken out with a similar injury soon before the interval, with

Callum Hudson-Odoi

replacing him.

Speaking after the match,

Tuchel

told

BT Sport

:<em>

"We have a twist of the ankle for Romelu, and a muscle injury and hamstring for Timo, so they will be some days out I guess."

"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 fo 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."

The reigning European champions have packed fixtures with six games in the next 17 days, and Tuchel will hope his strike duo will be able to recover swiftly.


source: SportMob

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