Chelsea striker Timo Werner’s Chelsea career has yet to really take off, and that has also been stunted by the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.
The German international has already seen his game time reduced in the early stages of this season, with Tuchel preferring Lukaku and Werner’s German international team mate, Kai Havertz, ahead of him.
He has been struggling in front of goal in the early moments of his Chelsea career, but now he is into his second season at the club, patience will soon grow thin.
He got a rare chance to start a match and play the whole game last night as Chelsea beat Aston Villa on penalties to go through to round four of the Carabao Cup.
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Werner scored a lovely headed goal to put Chelsea 1-0 up, and a goal that should at least give him some more confidence going forward.
The German reacted to this via Football London, and also explained why he didn’t take a penalty.
“It’s good to be back on the scoresheet. It’s good that we keep on going our wins and that we are in the next round of the Carabao Cup. We are happy because of the game. It was a good game for us.”
Timo Werner to the Chelsea Fifth Stand App on not taking a penalty: "First of all, I had pain in my calf and couldn’t go out. When you have fit players on the pitch, it is better they shoot than I do today." #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) September 22, 2021