Kai Havertz revealed he spoke to Timo Werner shortly after the latter damaged his hamstring during Chelsea’s Champions League win over Malmo last night.

Chatting to BT Sport after the Blues bagged four against the Swedish side, Havertz said that Werner wasn’t too sure over the extent of his injury, and now faces a scan today to assess the severity of the problem.

Bandaged Blues

Whenever a player puts a hand to the back of the thigh, the reaction is always one of concern.

The instant Werner made this ominous action, it was clear his night had come to a premature end.

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Chelsea had already lost Romelu Lukaku for the evening after he wounded his ankle winning a penalty.

“I hope the injuries are not so bad from them,” said Havertz about the damaged duo.

“To be honest I don’t know exactly what they have. I just spoke to Timo now.

“As he said, they have to see tomorrow to do an MRI or something like this.

“They are top-level strikers and I just hope it’s not too bad for them.”

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Usually fit and fighting

A period on the treatment table is not something Lukaku or Werner are used to.

Especially not the German international, whose medical records ready extremely well.

During his time with RB Leipzig, the forward only missed a handful of games through injury.

He was absent for one match last season thanks to a minor muscle strain.

Other than that, Werner’s wheels have rarely taken a puncture.

Lukaku too is generally averse to periods on the sidelines.

His longest absent stretch lasted about five fixtures whilst he still donned the colours of Manchester United.

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Apart from a few niggly problems here and there, the Belgian has a pretty clean bill of health.

Therefore, fate would strike the two strikers down at the same time.

Chelsea will have to cope without their primary goal threats for a while, meaning Thomas Tuchel has some tinkering to do.

Havertz demonstrated his ability to play through the middle by scoring the fourth against Malmo.

Although, aside from the 22-year-old, there are no obvious options to replace Werner or Lukaku.

Perhaps the Blues are regretting selling Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud – or loaning out Armando Broja – in the summer.

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