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Chelsea FC star’s status following Covid-19 test and Tuchel’s injury update.

Updated: Dec 19, 2021

Tuchel focussed on Premier League clash against Wolverhampton and gives injury update.

Lukaku’s post on Instagram
Lukaku’s post on Instagram

Chelsea FC striker Romelu Lukaku has given his update on his status after taking a COVID test. The Belgium hitman took to social media to confirm that he had a positive Covid test. Lukaku was in contention to start the Blues’ clash against Everton that ended in a 1-1 draw on Thursday night, but the positive test meant the big man couldn’t feature in the match at Stamford Bridge. The west London club also confirmed Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, and Ben Chilwell all tested positive for the virus prior to the game against the Toffees. However, Lukaku confirmed the news about his situation on Instagram and thanked fans for their kind messages. “A few days ago I tested positive for COVID. I am feeling good now and I am in isolation for the next days,” Lukaku wrote on his Instagram story. “I've seen the messages so thank you for that.” “Stay safe people,” the Chelsea frontman added.

Chelsea boss Tuchel is focussing on Premier League clash against Wolves (BBC Motd Screen Shot)
Chelsea boss Tuchel is focussing on Premier League clash against Wolves (BBC Motd Screen Shot)

On Friday afternoon, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said of the Covid test situation in his side as quoted: ‘No more positive results at the moment, but the lottery starts again tomorrow.

‘We're happy at the moment that Kai Harvertz has more than one negative result so he was back in training. Let's see.

‘Nobody can enter the training crowd without a negative test. We left Kai out [of the Everton game] because he felt unwell. We thought there was a high possibility that he might be positive and did a PCR which was not even needed, in my information, for the match.

‘He was negative on a lateral flow test but we left him out of the squad and had nobody else on the bench left.

‘You can never be sure, tomorrow everything can be different and we have to go on from there. Two o'clock is training, after that, we sit on the bus and go to Wolverhampton.

‘Once you have players out for Covid you have them out for 10 days and 10 days in December means a minimum of three matches. This creates some obstacles to overcome.’

On the injury situation at the club, the German said: ‘We have again Jorginho a doubt for Sunday because he's in pain.

‘We have Ruben Loftus-Cheek a doubt because he's in pain. I don’t know if it is possible for them to travel with us tomorrow and play on Sunday.

‘So maybe we start with N’Golo and Mateo? Would that be fair [on them]? No. Would that be possible? I don't know. But maybe we do it.

‘We need to find the balance now because we put everything on Jorginho’s shoulders and Ruben got injured yesterday. So let's see. Maybe we are forced to do the crazy stuff that we would normally not do. But what's normal, we miss key players and need to find solutions.’

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