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Why Tuchel wouldn’t bother about Timo Werner’s injury – Joe Cole


Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole has said that Thomas Tuchel would not bother too much over Timo Werner’s injury.

According to the Englishman, Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi will step up and cover for both Romelu Lukaku and Werner who were both injured during Chelsea 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League last night.

Lukaku twisted his ankle after a rash tackle from Malmo defender, Lasse Nielsen in the penalty box, while Werner went down clutching his right hamstring

Tuchel told reporters that both players would be missing for ‘some days’, and Cole believes Havertz and Hudson-Odoi, who replaced Werner and Lukaku against the Swedish champions, can prove their worth.

Chelsea tackle Norwich on Saturday, ahead of games against Southampton and Newcastle.

“You don’t ever want to lose your two centre forwards, but if you’re going to lose them, you want to lose them when you’ve got that run of fixtures. They’re very winnable games,” he told BT Sport.

“Tuchel said that they’ve won matches without Timo and Romelu. Players like Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi, they’ve come on tonight, they impacted the game, can they do that again on Saturday?

“All of a sudden you’re looking round and you can wait for Timo to get back, the manager’s not driving the physio mad by asking when’s he back, because you’re winning games and players are stepping up.”

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