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.
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].
🗣"The rest of the game it hurts so I can't do certain movement
Timo Werner on his injury from the penalty! pic.twitter.com/N0hj5N4sT5
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 14, 2020
“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.”
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.”