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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has favoured Timo Werner since his appointment as Chelsea boss in January.
However, Werner has struggled to come up with the goods on a regular basis. The 24-year-old is guilty of missing easy chances and if not for his profligacy, Chelsea would have gotten the three points against Real Madrid away in Spain.
Tammy Abraham remains Chelsea’s top scorer despite his lack of games over the past two months, and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that the Blues manager is unfairly benching the academy product and is rather too unfair with his Werner selection as well.
“It’s crazy, a young player… does he get the time that Timo Werner – a big signing – gets when they come in?” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“And they’d not treated with as much care or understanding of their character, and with the cotton wool that a new signing gets.
“I know it’s an investment but also you’re investing in a young player. A young player adds so much value to a team and they don’t ever get that time, that patience a new signing gets.
“Tammy wouldn’t get the time that Timo gets.”
He added: “He [Werner] scored at the weekend but he missed a sitter, and he missed another one tonight.
“If you’re Tammy you’re sitting there thinking I’ve got to play in the next game to put myself in the shop window to play in the second leg against Madrid.”