Leboeuf: This Chelsea player would cause problems for Real Madrid defenders

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Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has urged Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to start Timo Werner against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

According to Leboeuf, Real Madrid defenders would find it more difficult if Chelsea have Werner up front ahead of Kai Havertz in the second leg.

“A tough question, but I’d still go with Werner,” he told ESPN FC when asked about who should start as the No.9 for Chelsea in the second leg.

“I’m afraid you [might] lose him for the rest of the season. He looked so done in Madrid, not scoring goals,” he added.

“He keeps doing very interesting things; the assist that he gave, keeping the ball and winning a free-kick at the edge of the box [in the Fulham win].

“He lacks confidence but he keeps on trying. He doesn’t give up, and I like the fact that he still tries everything.

“I think, against players like Varane, for example, you need somebody smaller who can disturb him and be fast.

“And it will be the case with Werner instead of Kai Havertz.”

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