Merson: Thomas Tuchel is running out of patience with Chelsea star

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According to Arsenal legend Paul Merson, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is running out of patience with Chelsea striker Timo Werner.

The 25 year old German international has failed to replicate his RB Leipzig form since joining Chelsea last summer.

During Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Everton on Monday, pitch-side microphones caught Tuchel tearing into Werner over his poor positioning.

Werner was dropped for Chelsea’s goalless draw at Leeds United on Saturday and Merson believes Werner’s place in the team is now under even more threat following Kai Havertz’s improved form.

Asked if he believes Tuchel is running out of patience with Werner, Merson told Sky Sports: “I think so, and I think even more so after the way Havertz played last week, I thought he was absolutely outstanding.

“He came into the No.10 position and I thought he was absolutely outstanding.

“If you’d have said to me three months ago that Havertz is that quick I’d have said I haven’t seen it. But I saw it last week.

“It just shows you he’s a confidence player, he looked very good.

“I think with the way he played he will lose patience with Werner.

“I watch Werner play and I think there’s a lot of work to be done. I think he’s a real, real rough diamond, which shouldn’t be a rough diamond when you’re paying that kind of money for someone.

“There’s a lot to work on, I think he makes bad, bad decisions too many times in football matches. And when you’re costing that kind of money that shouldn’t really happen.

“Havertz, I think, was absolutely outstanding. You’ve got Mount to come back, who was out of that game and he’s played his best game against Liverpool.”

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