22nd October, 2021
Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner will miss Chelsea’s next two games against Norwich and Southampton due to Injury manager, Thomas Tuchel revealed.
Both strikers were forced off before halftime during their champions league win against Malmo at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Tuchel said alongside Lukaku and Werner, Pulisic is also out of their weekend fixture against Norwich.
Tuchel said: “To make the question a longer one, how is Pulisic too? They are all out tomorrow and probably the Southampton game and then we will see.
“What I can tell you for sure is they are both in treatment, positive and not worried but out of the next two games for sure
“I don’t think it makes sense to go into speculation about how long (the players will be sidelined for) because you never know. Things can be shorter than expected or longer than expected.
“Both are feeling positive and not too worried.”
Tuchel emphasized he does not regret playing Lukaku against Malmo despite stating before the game that he thought the Belgian striker was overplayed during the international break.
“Mentally he is a bit overplayed but that does not mean we have to rest him. Jorginho and Mason Mount are in the same spot. It is like this, they have played in a lot of competitions, he said.