Performance of Chelsea player hailed as timeless

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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has hailed the performance of Chelsea striker Timo Werner against Southampton as timeless.

Nevin told Chelsea’s official website: “What really struck me about Timo’s play at the weekend, was the fact that it was timeless.

“The dummy though his legs that befuddled Bednarek for the first goal is a trick I first used when I was 12, because I had watched an old Celtic player doing it way back then!

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“The style of his second goal was again from another era. A looped ball over the top by Jorginho has been used in every pro and amateur game for decades.

“On top of that, Timo’s flicking of the ball over the keeper’s flailing arms and then heading it in used to be a common finish, but it really isn’t seen these days.

“Most strikers shoot early and hard without taking the time to gauge everything that is happening around them. Timo does that with the best but can also finish in these more sophisticated ways.”

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