Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku has posted a Twitter message on Friday morning about his injury situation.

Lukaku, 28, hasn’t played for the Blues since he was forced off injured in the Champions League in mid-October. The Belgian striker has missed four consecutive games due to the ankle problem he sustained against Malmo.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has been fairly hesitant to give too much away about the severity of the injury. The German did suggest, though, that a return after the November international break may be realistic. 

Lukaku has offered some potentially great news this morning by saying he’ll be running on the training pitches.


Chelsea fans can be excited

If Lukaku makes a comeback after the international break, it’s going to give everyone associated with Chelsea a lift.

The Blues have managed to navigate their way to victories without him, but he’s the top-class centre-forward they signed in the summer to lead the line.

Tuchel’s side will stay at the top of the league if they beat Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and they can kick on their title challenge if their best players return after the internationals.

He will still feel he’s got a point to prove following his heartfelt return in the summer.

Chelsea FC v Malmo FF: Group H - UEFA Champions League
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Squad effort to cope without Lukaku

Chelsea have still looked an attacking threat without their number nine.

Thankfully, they’ve found goals from all over the park to ensure they’ve won all four matches Lukaku has missed. In addition, attacker Timo Werner has been absent for the same length of time after also being injured against Malmo.

Kai Havertz has filled in as the central striker fairly well, but he’s very much built in a different mould and isn’t as prolific in front of goal.

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