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Chelsea signed up Timo Werner from RB Leipzig last season to solve the club’s scoring problems, but the German wasn’t the solution as he scored just six goals in 35 Premier League appearances last season.
Chelsea have gone ahead to sign a top striker in Romelu Lukaku, and the 28-year-old German has looked like a beast in his two appearances so far.
Werner has had only one Premier League start this season and is yet to feature since the signing of Romelu Lukaku.
Former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson has told Werner that his best option now is to perform well on the flanks.
“It’s clear that Timo Werner hasn’t performed to the standard we all know he’s capable of, but he wasn’t brought in to play as an out and out striker. Romelu Lukaku hasn’t come in to replace Werner within the squad,” he told BonusCodeBets.
“Chelsea are most effective playing dynamic football with a big, less mobile striker and two whippets playing off the forward. Werner can still play a big part, but his performances must improve.
“Timo has a future at Chelsea, but playing on the wing is his only option, and even then, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic all start ahead of him based on what we’ve seen so far.
“Although, things change very quickly in football, it only takes an injury for Timo to get another chance, and if he hits the ground running, he can re-establish himself in the side.”