Michael Owen reveals why he’s happy for Timo Werner

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Timo Werner was a prolific goalscorer for RB Leipzig, but it hasn’t happened for him at Chelsea.

He played a key role in the team last season, but his lack of goals has cost him a place in the team this season following the signing of Romelu Lukaku.

Werner had hard luck in the game against Southampton. He had a clear goal in the first half ruled out for foul in the build-up to the goal, but he eventually got his first goal of the season late in the game as Chelsea sealed a 3-1 victory over the Saints.

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has admitted that he’s pleased to see Werner finally get on the scoresheet.

“As an ex-striker, I know how he feels when it’s just not going in and he’s been feeling this for some time now,” Owen told Premier League Productions.

“When you look at his goalscoring record throughout his career, it’s hard to believe how much he’s struggling in front of goal.

“His first goal I felt there was nothing wrong in that then they bring it back so far I thought, ‘wow, everything is against you’.

“This [the second goal] is a brilliant move, great ball by [Ross Barkley], an even better ball by Azpilicueta and it’s a simple finish for him but it’s nice to see him getting in those areas and nice to get the monkey off his back.”

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