Chelsea spent around 47 million euros to bring in a super striker to Stamford Bridge this season. The Blues have been without a high-profile striker since the departure of Alvaro Morata, who was unable to show his true form with the club. The London side of course had Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud but the former was too inconsistent for the coach’s liking and the latter one was getting old. Thus ex-manager Frank Lampard thought he would bring in one of Europe’s brightest striker, Timo Werner. However, his move has not gone according to plan and he has had quite a nightmarish season so far.
The German striker was entering the English giants on the back of a fantastic season with RB Leipzig. Werner had scored 34 goals and provided 13 assists in all competitions last season but he is having some major issues with Chelsea. He has started in almost all matches but has only scored 10 goals so far but has provided nine assists as well. The London side is no doubt more star-studded than Leipzig with the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, etc. However, Werner is still having trouble finishing in front of the goal.
The striker went goalless for 100 days and finally scored against a lackluster Newcastle Side. However, it seemed like a one-off as he once again failed to find the target against Southampton. In a recent interview with Kicker, the striker explained to the public his problems adjusting into the Premier League and why he can no longer be called a “Super striker”. He said in the interview,
The players are 1.9 meters tall, brutal physically and really fast – including the defenders. It’s impressive what intensity is going on in the Premier League.”
“Of course I noticed that in such a lull you are no longer necessarily called a super striker. I just had to let go of all the pressure of having to score goals.” -Source Goal
Werner said that he came in with an attitude, thinking that he would continue his superb form from the Bundesliga, however, the Premier League’s intensity has really brought him down to earth. Chelsea must find a way to make Werner a success as he is a young player with immense potential and he can go on to become one of the legends. However, with his current form, it looks like he will just follow the paths of Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata.
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