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Chelsea striker Timo Werner had endured a barren run in front of goal for both club and country in the past 14 games.
He hadn’t scored for Chelsea in the past 12 games, as he last scored in a 2-0 win over Newcastle in February.
Werner finally broke his scoring duck against the Hammers, as he scored his ninth goal in all competitions for Chelsea this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Werner revealed that he was glad to be back on the scoresheet.
He said: “I’m very happy that we won this game. It’s a big win for us in the race for the top four. It’s the best feeling after winning a game to score a goal. It was really important for me and for the whole team. It’s great to be back on the scoresheet.
He also revealed that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham had told him before the game that he’d score, and also told him to point at them when he does. To celebrate his goal, Werner fulfilled his promise as he pointed to the Chelsea bench.
Explaining his celebration, Werner added: “Callum [Hudson-Odoi] said to me I’ll score today, and 30 seconds later Tammy [Abraham] came to me and said I’d score today. They told me to point to them when I score.”