Chelsea star hints at his imminent return ahead of Leicester City clash

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has hinted at his potentially imminent injury return ahead of the Blues’ tough run of fixtures.

The 28-year-old picked up an ankle injury in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo last month and has been out since.

Lukaku returned to running last week, as he shared on social media, and it seems that he is now getting even closer to being back on the pitch.

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“Being on the sidelines these last weeks, I realise how much fun it is just to train and compete against other teams,” the Belgium international wrote on Twitter on Friday.

“Soon though…”

Similar to Lukaku, Timo Werner, who sustained a muscle injury during the same match, has had to miss international duty.

Chelsea still managed to cruise to victory in four of the five games despite Lukaku and Werner’s absences.

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Chelsea face tough post-international break run of fixtures

But considering their next three opponents; Leicester City, Juventus, and Manchester United, Thomas Tuchel will certainly want his strike pair back in contention.

Especially that Kai Havertz, who has filled the No.9 role in the last few weeks, has reportedly missed a couple of days of training on international duty with Germany due to a thigh injury.

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He also missed out on Germany’s 9-0 win over Liechtenstein.

On a positive note, Germany FA, DFB, has recently confirmed that Havertz is part of their squad that will travel to Armenia for Sunday’s World Cup qualifying match.

This suggests the versatile forward will likely have been fit by the time he returns to London.

Meanwhile, Antonio Rudiger is now out of the Germany squad due to suspension after getting a yellow card against Liechtenstein.

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