Chris Sutton: Give Werner some credit

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Timo Werner may have been on the receiving end of criticisms from the English press due to his knack for missing easy chances, but he scored the easiest goal of his career in the win against Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

With a Kai Havertz chip hitting the bar, Werner was left all alone to head the ball into an open net, as he scored the opener for Chelsea.

Former Chelsea and Blackburn striker Chris Sutton has hailed Werner for his goal, and he believes that the goal shouldn’t be written off because it seemed an easy goal.

Sutton told the Daily Mail: “You may say your nan could have scored it but let’s not deprive Timo Werner of the credit he deserves.

“In getting himself into a position to nod the ball into the empty net, he justified his starting spot. Werner was strong in holding off Sergio Ramos in the build-up — even leaving the Real Madrid captain on his backside — before exchanging a one-two with N’Golo Kante.

“He then made his way into the box and met the ball as Kai Havertz’s clever attempt bounced back off the crossbar. He may have missed chances this season but Werner is the sort of restless striker that defenders hate to face.

“In a way, he deserved this goal for the work rate he’s brought to Chelsea.”

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