Tim Sherwood: I expect this Chelsea player to struggle this season

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Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood expects Chelsea forward Timo Werner to ‘struggle’ this season and has also warned Chelsea summer signing Saul Niguez.

Werner started the opening day victory over Crystal Palace but has relegated to the bench since the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.

Saul Niguez joined Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day and struggled on his Premier League debut, with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel taking him off at half-time.

Sherwood told Premier League productions: “Everyone thought that Timo Werner and Kai Havertz would be nailed on starters for Chelsea because of the German connection.

“But I think Werner is going to struggle. I think he needs to show the manager that he’s got more than the press, he needs to show some quality.

“He’s done that in other countries, we saw him as a top scorer in Germany. But we see so many players come over and struggle.

“Saul is a superstar in Spain with Atletico, he comes to the Premier League and it was all too quick for him.

“Hopefully he settles and I’m sure he’ll improve, but I don’t think these players will get forever to improve.

“They need to start showing their worth otherwise they’ll be left out and eventually they’ll be moved on.”

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