Chelsea legend analyses why Werner, Pulisic and Ziyech combination didn’t work against Manchester City

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Chelsea’s attacking trio of Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner got their first pairing in the game against Manchester City.

Fans and pundits have been looking forward to the trio being paired together, but injuries have made it impossible.

The game against Manchester City seemed to have come too quick for them, but they looked formidable in the opening ten minutes of the encounter.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has thrown some support for the trio and believes they will come good with time.

He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “First of all, the forward line of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic is a unit people have wanted to see play together for a while.

“On the day Hakim was fighting to get to match speed having been out with injury, Timo has been struggling with a dip in form and of course they haven’t worked with each other in a match situation much before, so a perfect understanding will take time.

“As a front line however, they all have quality and for those first 10 minutes, things seemed to be going to plan.”

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