Timo Werner suffered a muscle injury in Chelsea’s win over Brighton but will likely be available for Sunday’s home fixture against Liverpool.

The 24-year-old had a really positive competitive Chelsea debut, as Frank Lampard’s men secured their first three points of the season in a 3-1 win against Brighton.

Werner is yet to score his first Premier League goal but he had very good movements in the first half and played a major part in the opening goal by winning the penalty.

He was not as influential in the second half but, apparently, he was playing with a muscle problem.

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Lampard told Chelsea’s official website: “Werner took a knock when he won the penalty which we hope is a dead leg.

“I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back [for the Liverpool game].

“It was from the penalty,” Werner said in the post-match interview about his injury.

“The knee of the goalkeeper hit me directly into the muscle. It went very hard.

“For the rest of the game, it hurt a lot that I could not do some movements.

“But in the end, I’m happy that we won. I don’t care about this, in one week it will be good.”

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Chelsea will face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, September 20, though and that is less than a week away.

Asked whether he would be fit, Werner reassured the fans (via Football Daily), saying: “Of course. For games like these, you’re always fit.”

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