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Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Provides Hakim Ziyech Shoulder Injury Update

A bright first-half ended in misery.

Thomas Tuchel has offered an update on Hakim Ziyech after he was forced off during their Super Cup triumph against Villarreal with a shoulder injury.

The Moroccan opened the scoring for the Blues in the 27th minute tapping in from close range to mark another bright performance in a Blues short following an impressive pre-season.

But minutes before half-time, Havertz landed awkwardly from an aerial duel with Juan Foyth and appeared to dislocate his shoulder.

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Ziyech managed to walk off as he was replaced by Christian Pulisic but had to use his shirt as an arm sling.

Chelsea won the game 6-5 on penalties after it ended 1-1 after extra-time.

Tuchel provided an update on the Moroccan's condition at full-time. 

What did the Chelsea boss say?

"If you take a player out during the first half it is serious," Tuchel told BT Sport. "Unfortunately, because he is a decisive player in the last games."

What else was said?

Tuchel added: "Second half we were too passive, they equalised and deserved. We gave everything til the 120 minute. We deserved to win.

"Mentally it is a good one (win) but physically it is the worst because we have to play Saturday afternoon but winning a trophy helps!"

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