Both players are expected to miss Saturday's noon kick-off against Norwich, according to Thomas Tuchel. In the first half, Lukaku injured his ankle after a tackle from Lasse Nielsen, resulting in a penalty.
Werner was then forced to leave the game before halftime due to a hamstring injury. Both players seemed to be in pain as they hobbled off the field. Chelsea's medics are scheduled to do scans, but Tuchel expects both players to be sidelined. He said, "Maybe I don't know much more than you."
"You saw it." In the box, Romelu twisted his ankle. "Timo is out with a hamstring injury." For both of them, it will take some time. More scans are needed to be more precise, but they will be unavailable for some matches."
The German tactician had claimed Lukaku was physically and mentally tired before the match – but explained his reasons for starting the £97.5million striker in a game Chelsea were expected to win comfortably.
"If I had known earlier, I wouldn't have done it," he continued. But how could you have known before? "His presence on the field was needed." He got off to a great start.
We spoke about it. I told him about the issue and I believe he's carrying some mental fatigue around with him, but that is to be expected given that he is our Number 9.
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