Liverpool legend Graeme Souness blasts Werner for his performance against Leicester City

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Chelsea moved up to third on the table as the Blues defeated Leicester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in a very important game in the race for top four.

Chelsea were dominant for most parts of the game but couldn’t take their chances. Antonio Rudiger scored early in the second half to put Chelsea in front, before Timo Werner won a penalty which was duly converted by Jorginho. Kelechi Iheanacho scored for Leicester to put a tense end to the game.

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Graeme Souness was critical of Werner’s display as he revealed that the 25-year-old can’t be trusted to win Chelsea the league with his poor goal ratio.

He had two goals ruled out by VAR for offside and handball, and Souness thinks he must start scoring goals if Chelsea are to compete with Manchester City for the title next season.

Sky Sports pundit Souness said: “If Chelsea had been going through a difficult time, [Werner] would have been the target, above any other player at Chelsea, for criticism.

“His numbers are terrible for a centre forward at a big club, but he always looks like he gets chances because he is rapid, he is electric, and he would beat most people in a sprint.

“You see him afterwards celebrating with the supporters and he does not look down in spirits, which is a great thing.

“He was a goalscorer before he came to Chelsea, and it may yet happen for him, but Jorginho, your midfield player, as your top scorer with seven goals, you cannot be successful if you are relying on penalties at the highest level.”

He added: “They will have to find [a goalscorer], whether it is Timo Werner or [Kai] Havertz or someone they bring in.

“They have to get an out-and-out goalscorer, and I think that is the final piece of the jigsaw for them.”

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