Chelsea Suffer Double Injury Blow as 2 Key Players Face Weeks out After Limping Off vs Malmo

Chelsea Suffer Double Injury Blow as 2 Key Players Face Weeks out After Limping Off vs Malmo

  • Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner were both in action as Chelsea hammered Malmo 4-0 in the Champions League
  • However, the Blues' celebrations were punctuated with a cloud of panic and fear after the duo picked injuries during the encounter
  • Lukaku is understood to have twisted his ankle, while Werner had a hamstring strain
  • It remains unclear when the duo will be available, with Thomas Tuchel revealing they will be out for some time

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the pair of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner face some time on the sidelines after they hobbled off while in action against Malmo.

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea receives medical treatment during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Chelsea's celebrations were punctuated with a cloud of panic and fear after the duo picked injuries during the encounter. Photo by Clive Rose.
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Lukaku, who has been in woeful form in recent weeks was hoping to find his scoring boots against the Swedish minnows during the Wednesday, October 20, Champions League cracker.

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However, things did not pan out in his favour as he was forced off alongside fellow striker Werner after the two picked injuries in their 4-0 comfortable win.

The pair is now likely to miss several fixtures according to Tuchel in what will be undoubtedly a major blow for the Blues.

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Tuchel revealed Lukaku injured his ankle while Werner had a hamstring and will be out for "some days."

"Romelu twisted his ankle with the foul in the box, Timo has a hamstring injury. It will take a while for both of them. They will be out for some matches," The Sun quoted the German boss saying.
"I don't regret it. It was the moment to give him [Lukaku] confidence. Things like this can happen, it is bad luck," he added.

Lukaku picked his injury after Danish star Nielsen who lunged in as he attempt to stop the Belgian forward.

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The Chelsea ace crumbled to the ground and was unable to get up, leading to his substitution.

Jorginho scored twice from the spot during the encounter, adding to Andreas Christensen's opener and Kai Havertz's 48th-minute strike to help Chelsea secure a 4-0 win.

The huge victory leaves the Blues second on Group H with six points, three behind leaders Juventus who have won all three of their opening matches.

Tuchel on Lukaku's form

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has claimed his striker Romelu Lukaku’s blunt spell in front of goal could be because of ‘mental tiredness’.

Tuchel suggested Lukaku’s involvement in numerous football games in the last few months could be one of the reasons he is misfiring in front of goal.

After four goals in his first four games, the Belgian appear to have a rough patch as he has not scored in six fixures.

Source: Yen

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