Thomas Tuchel offers a worrying update on Werner, Lukaku injuries

Thomas Tuchel-Chelsea

The Chelsea duo apparently suffered serious injuries during the Champions League game against Malmo.

Chelsea cruised to a 4-0 win against Malmo in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge last night.

However, the worrying thing was the injuries to forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, with both being forced off the pitch in the first half.

Lukaku picked up an ankle injury before being replaced by Callum Hudson-Odoi in the 23rd minute. Werner followed the Belgian to the sidelines after pulling his hamstring right before half-time, with his compatriot Kai Havertz replacing him.

Both are set to undergo further assessments on Thursday but the Blues boss Thomas Tuchel expects them to be absent for weeks.

Tuchel said: “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.”

“Normally we are in a good place injury-wise, only Christian Pulisic is out, but we miss everybody. We have a lot of games, a 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.”

Like the German manager said, Lukaku and Werner have been vital to the Blues’ attack this season, as the duo have combinedly contributed to five goals this season.

The Londoners will host Norwich City in the Premier League this weekend and a win would extend their lead at the top of the table.