Chelsea pair Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner out for ‘some matches’

Romelu Lukaku had been affected by “psychological fatigue” earlier than his damage mentioned boss Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner will each miss a number of matches after being injured within the 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo, confirmed boss Thomas Tuchel.

Lukaku twisted his ankle in a deal with which led to a penalty and Werner damage his hamstring whereas working – each within the first half.

“It is going to take some time for each of them, and we are going to want extra examinations to be exact,” mentioned Tuchel.

“They are going to be out for some matches.”

Chelsea have a comparatively simple run of video games towards Norwich, Southampton within the Carabao Cup, Newcastle, Malmo and Burnley.

Document signing Lukaku, 28, has not scored for Chelsea in seven video games after 4 targets in his first 4 matches.

“If I knew what would occur beforehand I’d not have executed it (began the pair), however how are you going to comprehend it earlier than?” mentioned Tuchel.

“It was mandatory that Romelu was on the pitch. He began sturdy, I spoke to him about it, about psychological fatigue carried round with him.

“However he is our quantity 9 and our reference up entrance. And the perfect factor for psychological fatigue is a aim.

“He took the foul to win the primary penalty so perhaps with out him it isn’t 2-0.”

Andreas Christensen put Chelsea forward and Jorginho scored two penalties – both facet of a Kai Havertz aim.

German Werner, 25, has solely scored twice in 10 video games this season.

Tuchel mentioned: “The race is on, the blokes who begin towards Norwich have our belief and we are going to attempt to discover new options.

“We now have received video games earlier than with out Werner and Lukaku, we do not need these issues too usually but it surely occurs throughout a season.”

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