Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel started with his two strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner for the UEFA Champions League clash against Malmo football club, but neither of the duo made it to the final whistle of the game through injury.
Romelu Lukaku got off injured after 20 minutes after a tackle in the penalty box. The Belgian won a penalty for the team but had to leave immediately after as he seemed to have twisted his ankle. Chelsea youngster Kai Havertz came in from the bench to replace him.
Timo Werner surprisingly pulled his muscles just before half time and also had to be subbed off. Chelsea academy graduate Callum Hudson Odoi came in from the bench to replace him.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed his frustration after losing two strikers. He revealed that both Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku will now join Christian Pulisic on the treatment table.
The good news to all Chelsea fans from the manager however is that they will not be out for long.
Speaking after the match, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel said: “We have a twist of the ankle for Romelu Lukaku and muscle injury and hamstring for Timo Werner, so they will be out for some days.’
“We were in a good place injury wise, we only had Christian Pulisic out, but we miss everybody, we have a lot of games out, we have to find solutions so no excuses.
“The two were in very good shape so now we have to find a solution and the guys that have waited for their chance now have to prove themselves.
“We won games before without Timo Werner and also without Romelu Lukaku, we do not want these problems too often, but you cannot hide from the face that these things happen during a season.”
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