Timo Werner, who’s yet to impress in West London after his arrival from Germany during the 2020 summer move, has been a subject for critics since his arrival, and his performance yesterday didn’t please some Chelsea fans.
Fans of the blues are not impressed with Timo Werner’s performance in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
Chelsea coach, Tuchel decided to start both Hakim ziyech and Callum Hudson Odoi. Both players were outstanding during their midweek UCL encounter against Juventus; a fair reward for fine performances in the Champions League.
Unfortunately, the tactics to deploy Timo Werner down the middle in place of Romelu Lukaku or Kai Havertz has left some Chelsea fans annoyed.
The Germans pace and movement troubled United’s defence and kept them at alert. Yet, the German’s inability to finish chances left the fans frustrated.
The away team were able to take the lead when Jadon Sancho pounced on the loose ball error by jorginho to slot it past Edouard Mendy.
Fortunately, the Italian midfielder been in luck, quickly made amends with a coolly dispatched penalty after United conceded a penalty.
The Blues had the lion’s share of possession, controlling the game, but they lacked the ruthlessness required to win.
These dropped points mean Chelsea only hold a one-point advantage over second-placed Manchester City and two points over Liverpool in the Premier League table.
Most Chelsea fans on twitter weren’t pleased with the performance of the German striker against United, and voiced their frustrations.
One tweeted: “I went with my gut: Chelsea boss on why he picked Timo Werner.”
Other fans of the blues expressed their emotions, feelings and disappointment seeing Timo Werner in the starting lineup, and it didn’t help that the young striker couldn’t finish his passes properly.
Tuchel made known his reason for started the German, whom he said looked sharp in training.
“We still see that [Werner] hasn’t played for a long time so can we expect he is at his absolute peak? No, we cannot. It is always a bit like ‘what do you expect’ in this moment?”, Tuchel remarked.
“In training he looked very sharp, in the last two training sessions he scored alot of goals; that’s why I went with my gut and put him on the pitch and hoped he could maybe hurt the two central defenders,” he added in conclusion.