Former striker reveals the difference between Iheanacho and Werner

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Timo Werner came to Chelsea with a huge reputation, having scored 28 goals last season for RB Leipzig.

However, it hasn’t really worked for the German international at Chelsea. Werner has only managed 11 goals so far in 45 appearances for Chelsea since joining Chelsea.

Werner has often been criticised for missing clear-cut chances, and he gave critics the opportunity to bark again, after missing a clear chance to score against Real Madrid, but could only play the ball straight at Thibaut Courtois.

Meanwhile, former Rangers striker Ally McCoist has backed Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho to score the chance missed by Werner. The in-form Foxes striker has scored 12 goals in his last 10 matches, and McCoist believes he does not think too much. According to McCoist, Werner overthinks things, while Iheanacho just acts on natural instinct.

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“If you’re in the Real Madrid dressing room, it’s a great save. You’re patting your goalkeeper on the back, saying ‘What a save, kept us in it,’ because it is a good save,” McCoist told talkSPORT.

“But from a Chelsea point of view, when the ball gets headed back to him by Mount, I can see him thinking about it.

“I can see him thinking about that chance, whereas [Kelechi] Iheanacho doesn’t think about it, if he’s on a run. Iheanacho just comes in and doesn’t think about it. He might still miss it, but he just comes in and just goes bang, does it naturally and that’s it.

“It might sound a crazy thing to say, I can see a slight split-second hesitancy in Werner and that’s me watching him thinking about it.

“I think Manchester City look as if they’ve got goals all over the place in their team, whether it’s Foden, Sterling, De Bruyne.

“I’m not sure Chelsea will have enough goals in the team. They’ve clearly got goals in the team, with Mount and Pulisic and boys like that, but I’m not sure they’ve got enough goals in the team, without someone getting them, maybe 15-20.”

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