Chelsea’s boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed striker Timo Werner would miss the FA cup trip to Barnsley amid worries over the forward’s dead leg problem.
The German striker asked to be subbed out in the game against Sheffield after sustaining an injury while winning a penalty for his side.
In Tuchel post-match conference, the former PSG boss stated that the striker injury isn’t serious, despite claiming the player earlier had “dead leg”.
However, with the pain still persisting the forward could not travel with the squad for their FA cup tie.
“It’s still painful with contact, so we took him out of the training when we did some small-sided games,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website.
“We didn’t risk it, and we will not risk it against Barnsley.
“He had a huge impact in our recent games so that’s why we’re a bit sad.
“Because it would have been possible to keep him in this momentum and give him another chance to maybe find the net.
“But it’s good for him now to recover and hopefully be back on Monday.”
Aside from Werner, Chelsea will also be without Thiago Silva who suffered a muscle injury during last week’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.