Former Manchester United midfielder believes Timo Werner has done better than Olivier Giroud this season


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Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner have played massive parts in Chelsea’s success this season, both under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.

While Giroud’s involvement was much appreciated earlier in the campaign, he hasn’t contributed as much in the latter stages of the season.

Giroud hit four goals past Sevilla in the Champions League group stage, and he also scored a stunning overhead kick that helped Chelsea overcome a stubborn Atletico Madrid side.

However, former Manchester United and Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes Werner has contributed more to the success of Chelsea’s season.

Hargreaves told Optus Sport: “Everybody knows [Olivier] Giroud is a better finisher but would Chelsea be in the FA Cup final and the Champions League final if Giroud had started all those games? Probably not.

“Werner gives you so much other stuff in terms of his pressing and Thomas Tuchel is huge on that in terms of pressing and winning the ball back.

“He runs the channels, he can play off the left, he can play down the middle and he’s more versatile.

“Obviously the goals aren’t there but I really like him and I think he will come good. I’m happy to see he’s fighting through his difficult moments.”

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