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The attacking duo that can stepped up for Chelsea in the absence of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku



Thomas Tuchel went all out against Malmo and literally blew not just one fuse but two fuses during the Blues UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday evening at Stamford Bridge. The German Gaffer fielded a strong side against the Swedish club as both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner led Chelsea attack.

The Blues main Attackers were both forced off the pitch after picking up Injuries and are expected to be unavailable for Chelsea’s next few fixtures. 

Thomas Tuchel has numerous attacking options in his Squad but the German Gaffer has been showing a strong inclination towards creating a Striking force and partnership between Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.

Although, the duo hasn’t produced as much as goal contributions that could justify the faith shown to them by Thomas Tuchel, they have been getting better with each match they play together.

With Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner now set to be unavailable for a few weeks, it’s time for Chelsea fringe Players to set up and take the opportunity that has presented itself before them. Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz have been getting limited playing time this season.

Hakim Ziyech’s case in particular is quite worse because it’s not that he wasn’t given his chance. On the contrary, the Moroccan National made Chelsea’s starting lineup in the beginning of this season and he only repaid Thomas Tuchel with Mediocre performance.

During Chelsea last game against Malmo in the UCL encounter, both Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi came off the bench.

The two Youngsters linked up beautifully to get Chelsea’s fourth goal against the Swedish club with Callum Hudson-Odoi dashing into Malmo’s box from the Midfield before finding Kai Havertz who in turn chipped in the ball brilliantly over Malmo’s Goalkeeper.

Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s linkup is a big boost for them. It came at a time when Thomas Tuchel doesn’t have much choice to explore in terms of attack. Of course, it also helped that the Blues’ next fixtures aren’t against tough opponents.

Chelsea’s next five opponents across all competitions are Norwich City, Southampton, Newcastle, Malmo and Burnley.

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