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Chelsea are set to face Norwich City on Saturday, as the Premier League action resumes.
The Blues have suffered a major injury blow as both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner sustained injuries in Malmo game in the midweek.
Speaking to the media ahead of the game head coach Thomas Tuchel said that the duo, as well as long absentee Christian Pulisic will miss the Norwich clash. He 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.
“It was a perfect role for Romelu to take responsibility. Menatally 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 a lot of competitions. This is what we felt with Romelu so we encouraged him to trust his instincts, let us do the thinking and the structure that he will be able to have the last contact.
“We thought we could play with Timo or Kai as a nine, for me it is not a false nine. If we dont have Romelu the game will be different but we have the same power, the same people in the same spaces when we finish out attacks.
“His (Lukaku) body didn’t demand a break, it was not a muscle injury so I don’t understand that. It is just some percentage, please don’t underestimate the effort these players go through. We want him to be the top dog at Chelsea and at some point, you get tired. If you turn the weel and turn the wheel and turn the wheel then you get tired.
“There is no major problem. Sometimes speaking about it helps.”
Source – football.london