Thomas Tuchel provides injury updates on Chelsea pair Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea hammer Malmo

Chelsea ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over Swedish outfit Malmo at Stamford Bridge this evening. Goals from Kai Havertz, Andreas Christensen and two penalties from Jorginho ensured that the result was never really in doubt, with the Blues now well placed to qualify alongside Juventus for the knockout rounds of the Champions League, which they current holders of.

However, it proved a more damaging night on the injuries front, with both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner limping off before half-time, and leaving Chelsea to play almost an hour without a recognised striker.

Tuchel issues update on key strike-pairing

Speaking after the game on the pair, both of whom headed straight down the tunnel upon being substituted in the first half, and it is bad news for the Chelsea faithful, as the German boss revealed:

“We have a twist of the ankle for Romelu and hamstring for Timo. They will be some games out, I guess. We only had Christian Pulisic, we miss everybody but we have to find excuses. We have no excuses.”

Chelsea have a somewhat easy fixture list, facing Burnley, Newcastle and Norwich City in the Premier League as well as an EFL tie against Southampton and another clash with Malmo before the next international break, when the pair would surely be expected to be back.

Will they still be able to find the goals even without their two main strikers, and will it be time for Kai Havertz to step up in a big way?

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5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 15
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7 West Ham United 8 5 14
8 Everton FC 8 4 14
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16 Watford FC 8 -8 7
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18 Burnley FC 8 -8 3
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20 Norwich City 8 -14 2
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Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
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