Tuchel backs these players to score in the absence of Lukaku and Werner

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Chelsea are currently without strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner as they went off injured in the Champions League clash against Malmo last Wednesday.

Chelsea have reverted to playing without recognised strikers, but it hasn’t stopped the team from scoring goals.

The Blues put 7 past Norwich City last time out, and Chelsea have found a way to evenly spread the goals around the team.

Mason Mount And Callum Hudson-Odoi became the 16th and 17th different players to score for Chelsea this season in all competitions.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has backed his attacking players to come up with goals for the team in the absence of the injured duo.

He said: “I’m not so much into these numbers but it’s nice to hear.

“Now we have to compensate for the loss of Romelu and Timo and, of course, we could score before with different goal scorers, but now it’s even more necessary that we arrive in dangerous positions, that we arrive in the box with a lot of players.

“It’s important that we bring bodies to the opponents’ box, that we are brave enough, free enough to end our attacks with enough people in the box to increase the chance to score. This is what we want and this is maybe the reason for it.”

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