When Chelsea bought Timo Werner for only 47 million euros, everyone thought that it was one of the deals of the decade. The big German striker was coming off of a 35 goal season and everyone thought that he would finally be the world-class striker to replace Diego Costa. However, maybe the fans dreamed a bit too big as the striker has failed to live up to the expectations. The ruthlessness is gone and his huge goal drought has made him even less confident on the pitch. Things are getting a bit worrisome for the player and he will need to find his shoot boots quickly.
The 24-year-old striker was being scouted by a lot of clubs, most notably Liverpool. The Reds were in a good position financially to buy the player as well but Chelsea swooped in to steal him. This was a brilliant transfer in the eyes of the fans and the critics and the player started quite strong as well. However, that form did not last long and he has now gone goalless in 14 Premier League matches. His last goal came in a FA Cup match against League Two side, Morecambe FC.
Timo Werner’s form is becoming detrimental for the club according to Poyet.
According to former Chelsea midfielder, Gus Poyet, Werner cannot afford to continue like this. He must find his former self and start scoring again as there are other strikers in Chelsea as well such as Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, who are also looking for game time. In an interview with Stadium Astro(via Goal), the former player said,
“Werner is a bit of a worry. When he arrived, I thought he was excellent – the pace, the direction and he was going for goal all the time. He lost that adrenaline and that action. Half-chances, but never hitting the target.”
He is, however, not the first world-class striker to lose his shooting boots at Stamford Bridge. Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata also faced the same situation. Morata was brought in for 60 million pounds but was swiftly moved on to Atletico Madrid after he failed to deliver goals. The German should do better now that Tuchel has been appointed but we must wait and see the results.
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