It’s only a matter of time for Timo Werner

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New Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been unable to replicate his RB Leipzig form at Chelsea, after sealing a £47m move during the summer.

Following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United, Werner has now taken his tally to 14 Premier League games wihout a goal. Although he didn’t score against Sheffield United, Werner got two assists, as he played a vital role in getting the three points for Chelsea.

Werner’s lack of goals have been talked about a lot in the Premier League, but former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that things change quickly in football, and it’s only a matter of time before the goals start pouring for him. Nevin is also pleased with the assists he has been getting.

Nevin wrote in the official club website: “This goes for players too and no one more so than Timo Werner. Obviously, the elephant in the room is the goal drought and although most watchers feel it is just a matter of time before things change there, just as many are realising what else Timo has given us recently. The work-rate has never been in question regarding the German, but it is becoming clearer that the effect he has on our play is making an ever-increasing difference at important moments.

“His willingness and ability to make lightning runs beyond defences led to both our goals up at Sheffield, but this isn’t new of course. There was the penalty won against Spurs to help deliver those three points and just 11 days before that he was setting up Tammy for his first goal against Luton Town.

“I will admit it was a slight surprise to me when I discovered he has the most league assists of anyone at the club this season, and I suspect that doesn’t include those penalties he has won (which I would definitely count as assists).

“There certainly seems to be a more relaxed look about him over the past few games, but then he will understand he is having that positive impact, even if he isn’t scoring as regularly as he would like right at this moment.”

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