Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, extending their unbeaten run in the competition.
Many thought that the Blues would have an easy time of it against Malmo, but instead, the holders cruised to a 4-0 victory, with goals from Andreas Christensen, Kai Havertz, and Jorginho (all from the penalty spot), as well as another clean sheet. Thanks to their win over Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday, the Blues are now three points behind Juventus in second place in Group B, who also defeated Zenit St Petersburg 1-0.
But Chelsea's victory over Malmo came at a price: Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner were both injured during the match, costing Chelsea the match. Due to a challenge by Lasse Nielsen on Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian was forced off in the 23rd minute. Meanwhile, Timo Werner also left the pitch in the 44th minute with what appeared to be hamstring injuries.
Chelsea must find alternatives to Werner and Lukaku if they are to succeed.
The injuries to Romelu Lukaku and Werner are unquestionably devastating for Chelsea, but the Blues have enough depth to weather the storm. It was revealed by Thomas Tuchel, the manager, that the duo will miss some time. According to what he said, "I'm guessing Lukaku and Werner will be in a few games soon. We were down to Christian Pulisic, and while we miss everyone, we can make no excuses for our play." Detailed information on their injuries, including the length of time they'll be out of commission, will be released in the coming days.
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