Thomas Tuchel has already told Timo Werner what he must do to become a starter for Chelsea

Timo Werner has dropped down the pecking order at Chelsea following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku this season.

The 25 year old played 90 minutes against Crystal Palace in the opening game of the season but has played just nine minutes of football since Lukaku arrived.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has already told Werner what he must do to become an important player for Chelsea this season.

During preseason, Tuchel called on Werner to be “more decisive” in the final third.

Speaking in August after Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly, in which Werner played the first 45 minutes before being replaced, Tuchel said: “Nothing has changed so far. He had a so-so Euros with Germany, but that was a concern of the whole team not his personal problem.

“Now it’s on him. Like always it’s on him to show his quality and his ability.

“It’s very hard to have a first match, first 45 minutes after a tough week that we put into the players, to play on this kind of level.

“I am happy that he was dangerous but there were some chances where he could be more decisive, [he] could have scored could have assisted another one or two.

“It is a bit the same, like in the last games, but like I said, we have just started and it is not the moment to blame.”

Over to you, Werner.

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