Tuchel gives worrying update about Timo Werner

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has bemoaned his current playing squad over the past month, as injuries and Covid have combined to limit his choices for each game.

From defence to attack, Chelsea have been ravaged by injury, and Tuchel has complained about overplaying his players.

Every of Tuchel’s attacking players have been down with either Covid or injury this season, and one player who’s still out due to Covid is Timo Werner.

Tuchel has now given a worrying update about the German who has now missed the last two weeks of action.

Asked how the German was coping following his illness, Tuchel said: “Not good. Not good. Not in training.

“Yes of course,” he added when asked if Werner’s absence was Covid related.

He added: “This is the reality, this is where we are and we have to adapt to the demands of the situation which you are in. This is what I am saying. I competed very hard for the win at Brighton at home.

“I don’t know what I can expect from my players in terms of physicality, intensity or minutes. Nobody knows anymore because we have never done something like this.”

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