Chelsea lose Lukaku and Werner through injury

Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea striker, he retired injured in the right ankle during this Wednesday’s match corresponding to the 3rd round of the Champions League, played by the ‘blues’ against Malmö at Stamford Bridge. The European champion beat the Swedish team 4-0.

Lukaku was the subject of a hard tackle inside the area by Lasse Nielsen in an interned by the Belgian between the defense of the Swedish team in 18 ‘. The foul was sanctioned with a penalty, but Lukaku had to request the change moments later. Jorginho converted the maximum penalty on 21 ‘, which became Chelsea’s second goal. Earlier, at 9 ‘, Andreas Christensen had scored. They completed the 4-0 Kai Havertz and, again from a penalty, Jorginho.

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Lukaku left the pitch ostensibly limping in the 23rd minute, when he was replaced by Kai Havertz. Before the game, in the previous one, Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea coach, had expressed concern about the fatigue of the Belgian striker, who he said “has played too much this summer and with the national team.”

These words were pronounced by Tuchel when asked about the streak of unmarked matches that the former Inter striker has been carrying. This was the seventh consecutive game with Chelsea in which Lukaku has not scored a goal.

To make matters worse, Chelsea also lost Timo Werner through injury, in this case in the 44th minute, when he was relieved by Callum Hudson-Odoi. Both in the case of the German striker and the Belgian, we are awaiting tests to find out the extent of his ailments.