Tuchel Looks For New Solution As Lukaku And Timo Werner Ruled ‘For Some Matches”

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Chelsea thrashed Malmo at Stamford Bridge to get their Champions League campaign back on track, but it came at a cost as strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner were injured.

The holders had previously lost to Juventus in Turin, but there was no mistake this time as the Swedes were utterly overpowered.

Andreas Christensen put Chelsea ahead early on after receiving a pass from Thiago Silva, and Jorginho increased the lead from the penalty spot after Lukaku was fouled by Lasse Nielsen, who limped off with what appeared to be an ankle injury.

Chelsea’s progress continued smoothly after Werner pulled up with hamstring discomfort before halftime, as his replacement Callum Hudson-Odoi set up fellow substitute Kai Havertz for a nice finish for their third immediately after the break.

Malmo were outclassed, as Jorginho scored from the penalty spot after 57 minutes, following Eric Larsson’s foul on Antonio Rudiger, with Ismael Diawara, the replacement goalkeeper, having no better luck than Johan Dahlin in the first half.

Source: BBC Sport

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