Tuchel’s message to Werner after another open miss

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Timo Werner could easily have scored a brace in the game against West Ham.

The German had a very good game, and his performance was electric. He always looked dangerous on the ball, but his game was marred when he missed an open net — something we’ve seen a lot this season for both club and country.

Following a fine Mason Mount shot which West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski could only parry in front of Mount, Werner missed an open goal from the rebound.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel refused to be critical of Werner’s display after the game, and backed the German to keep scoring.

Tuchel said: “He needs to keep on scoring and catch the moment. He is quite often involved in our goals, even in the last weeks with fouls in the penalty area, or assists like against Man City. Nothing helps more than scoring goals.

“I felt him very strong today from the start. He was very good at distributing the ball, dropping from the number nine position and keeping the ball for us, and he had good timings in the deep runs behind the line. He was involved in many chances and half-chances.

“It was very nice he could score. He could have had a second one for sure, and after that he lost his confidence a bit and was a bit tired, but it was a good performance from him.”

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