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Timo Werner’s lack of goals for Chelsea has been a problem since his early season form has dropped.
The 24-year-old hasn’t scored for Chelsea in the last 12 league appearances, and the new Chelsea boss is hoping to bring him back to his best against Tottenham.
According to the German gaffer, creating a bond with strikers will help their development and could just be the key to bringing Werner back to form.
Tuchel has vowed to create the right situations that will bring out the best of Werner.
First of all, with every player, and of course with all strikers and Timo, we try to create a bond and a relationship,” Tuchel said during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Tottenham game.
“Every person and every guy is different. Some guys need something else, to be close, to be alone, to be pushed hard, a hug or whatever.
“So we find out what suits him to feel comfortable and open up, then to feel comfortable again on the pitch. It is our responsibility to also create moments and situations to bring out his best, to attack the space behind the backline of defence, to use his speed.
“For that, we try to create the moments through the whole team and of course the offensive guys to use his strengths.
“This is what we try to do with every player. From there on, the last 10%, 15%, 20% will only come back if he scores. It happens with every striker in the world, you can talk to them, score in training or do whatever but nothing helps as much as them finding the net in an important game.”
Tuchel also hinted that Werner could make the starting lineup against Tottenham, a club he has found joy against in the past.
The Blues boss said: “He has good memories in the stadium as he scored a decisive goal for Leipzig against them, sometimes things like this help him also find his best shape back.
“He is open, accepts the situation as is and he is not looking for excuses. He is working hard, concentrated and all that with the smile is the best thing to keep on going.”