Chelsea legend predicted the Chelsea star that would trouble Rennes. How do you rate his prediction?

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Timo Werner has been a top player since signing as a £48m striker from RB Leipzig.

The 24-year has scored 4 Premier League goals for Chelsea and 8 in all competitions, including 3 in the Champions League.

Ahead of the Champions League game against Rennes, Werner was backed by Chelsea legend Pat Nevin to use his pace and cause trouble for the French side.

“Tammy [Abraham] got his goal after an amazing piece of work by Timo to guarantee the three points, but I suspect it was Timo who will have given the Rennes staff a couple of restless nights since the weekend,” Nevin told Chelsea’s official website ahead of the game.

“Most defenders will tell you that the thing they worry about most is pure pace, or more specifically someone who is far quicker than them.”

He added: “What about that second goal and his burst of lightning pace, his skills to beat players on the way, and then his perfectly-weighted pass to Tammy?

“That was the moment when the Rennes players and indeed any other defenders who might be preparing to play against him this season must have thought: ‘How on earth do we stop that?’”

Werner missed glaring chances in his last two games, and we’d be hoping that he will be more lethal against Tottenham this weekend.

How did you rate Timo Werner against Rennes?

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