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Injury update: The latest on Chelsea’s injured stars following Newcastle win

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Chelsea gives his verdict on Chelsea injury issues ahead of Champions League clash against Malmo

According to Football.London, Chelsea can expect to see Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta sooner than Romelu Lukaku whose injury seems more critical. 

Chelsea meanwhile continues racking up the results, this time against Newcastle United. They showed why they’re the title contenders this season after achieving a comfortable victory thanks to Reece James’s brace and a Jorginho penalty. 

Their next opponent is Malmo in the Champions League group stage, whom they defeated by a 4-0 scoreline ten days ago. But this time, the Chelsea boss has some difficulty with some key players sidelined. We now look at how Chelsea’s injured players are improving and when can we expect them to return to the pitch. 

Chelsea gives his verdict on Chelsea injury issues ahead of Champions League clash against Malmo.
Thomas Tuchel said that Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount suffered a sudden illness after waking up yesterday morning.

Mount had an outstanding performance against Norwich, where he completed his hat-trick of goals. Thus he was expected to start against Newcastle but missed out due to sudden illness. Thomas Tuchel said the 22 years old player had been sent back to London to receive better treatment. He could be back for the Malmo game as it looks like a minor illness

Azpilicueta meanwhile injured his shoulder after falling on it during training. According to Thomas Tuchel, initially, it looked painful, but he is expected to recover soon due to his physicality and toughness. The Spaniard also can make a comeback on Tuesday against Malmo.

Romelu Lukaku’s twisted ankle is a bigger problem now for the German manager admits he could be sidelined for the coming few matches. According to Tuchel, it will take some time for his Belgian ace to completely recover.

Chelsea gives his verdict on injured Chelsea trio Mason Mount, Cesar Azpilicueta and Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku’s injury seems to be the most critical one and he’ll be out for the next few games. (imago Images)

Thomas Tuchel is also short of another striker as Timo Werner sustained a hamstring issue during the game against Malmo. According to the manager, he seems to have additional muscle pain, and his recovery could take a few days. This effectively rules him out of the midweek clash as well.

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Cristian Pulisic meanwhile returned to training after recovering from the injury he suffered during the international break. But Tuchel is cautious and don’t want to take any risks with him that will risk his recovery. According to the manager, We can expect his comeback for the match against Burnley. 

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