Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed injuries to Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner during the Champions League final.
Lukaku and Werner were both substituted during the first half in the Champions League Group H clash with Chelsea in their 4-0 win over Malmo on Tuesday.
Tuchel revealed after the game that “We have Lukaku’s ankle sprain and Timo’s muscle pain and hamstring, so I’m guessing both will be out for a while.
“Usually our injuries are fine. Not too many problems, just Christian Pulisic, but we miss everyone. We had a lot of games, a lot of competitions and now we have to deal with and find a solution. There are no excuses.”
“Both are in good form. They are dangerous and can create chances and score goals. But now we have to find a solution. And others who are waiting for an opportunity need to help the team score goals.”
Lukaku sustained the damage in a poor tackle by Lasse Nielsen which earned the Blues their first spot-kick before Werner followed his strike-partner a minute before half-time with a hamstring problem.
Both players will be assessed at the club’s Cobham training base on Thursday, but Tuchel admitted the pair will be sidelined for “some games,” leaving Chelsea without a senior recognised striker for Saturday’s Premier League home match against Norwich at the very least.
“Maybe I know not much more than you do,” Tuchel told reporters after the game at Stamford Bridge.
“Romelu twisted hie ankle in the foul in the box and Timo has a hamstring injury. It will take a while for both of them. We need more examinations to be precise but they will be out for some matches.”