Jorginho, Romelu Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic: Latest Chelsea injury news following Leicester victory

By Louie Chandler

Chelsea picked up another precious three points in their hunt for a sixth Premier League title on Saturday, comfortably beating Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power.

Antonio Rudiger and N'Golo Kante gave the Blues control inside the first 30 minutes with two well taken goals and Christian Pulisic made the points safe in the second half.

Following Liverpool's 4-0 win against Arsenal, Chelsea sit four points clear at the top of the table but Manchester City can close it to three with a win against Everton today.

In the meantime, football.london takes a look at all the latest injury news from Stamford Bridge.

Jorginho

The midfielder limped off against Leicester in the second half with many fearing that a hamstring injury may have hit him late on.

However, Thomas Tuchel reportedly confirmed after the game that Jorginho's knock only turned out to be a routine case of cramp.

Expected return date: Juventus (H) - Tuesday, November 23.

Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian has been back in training after limping out of the home clash with Malmo in the Champions League before the international break.

But Tuchel revealed that the record signing would miss the trip to Leicester during his pre-match press conference.

Thomas Tuchel said: "Romelu is very close to team training, so hopefully he will join the squad on Sunday, let's see how this works out. He's pushing hard to try to come back as soon as possible, and we will try on Sunday."

Expected return date: Juventus (H) - Tuesday, November 23.

Mateo Kovacic

The Croatian remained in London for the international break having missed Chelsea's last three matches with injury.

On Friday, Tuchel also revealed that he is yet to return to training either and will remain sidelined for a few more matches at least.

Thomas Tuchel said: "Mateo needs other days before he can return to team training, so he will miss some more matches."

Expected return date: N/A

Timo Werner

Like Lukaku, Werner has been on the sidelines since being forced from the field against Malmo with a hamstring injury.

However, he is further ahead in his recovery than the others, and the German made big enough strides to make the bench against Leicester, although he was denied any minutes.

Thomas Tuchel said: "Timo is in team training since yesterday, so let's see we have another training in two hours and then we decide if it makes sense if he's in the squad or on the bench. We'll decide after the second training later."


What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.