Chelsea’s Timo Werner has advised Roman Abramovich that if Fernando Torres’ problems continue, he will be sold.
Despite scoring twice in his last three games, Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been warned about his future.
Despite scoring in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Southampton last weekend, Timo Werner has been warned that he still has work to do to save his Blues career. Since his £53 million signing from RB Leipzig in 2020, the German striker has struggled to live up to enormous expectations.
Chelsea sanctioned a club-record £97.5 million deal to entice Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge following Werner’s sluggish start in the Premier League.
Despite the fact that Lukaku was bought as an alternative to the 25-year-old rather than a striking partner, the pair have played together in recent games under Blues manager Thomas Tuchel.
Werner, on the other hand, has been reminded that he needs to find more if he wants to avoid repeating Chelsea’s recent big-money striker blunders.
Tony Cascarino, an ex-Blues striker, said that Werner, who scored six league goals in his maiden season in the Premier League, can’t afford to keep squandering so many huge chances.
“Thomas Tuchel’s comment after Timo Werner’s goal against Southampton that there were “a lot of things to improve” for him was telling,” Cascarino wrote in his Times column.
“Chelsea fans have been devoted to misfiring centre forwards in the past, such as Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres, and Werner is no exception, but strikers at large clubs cannot simply be OK. The German must not continue to miss so many big chances, or the club will move him on, as it did with Shevchenko and Torres.” Werner’s goal-scoring difficulties bear uncanny resemblance to the misfortunes of Shevchenko and Torres, who both had a dreadful time at Stamford Bridge.
Despite their intimidating reputations, the duo struggled to duplicate their former goal-scoring exploits with the Blues, and were ultimately dismissed as failures.
Werner has showed glimpses of his ability in the Bundesliga, where he has an impressive scoring record with RB Leipzig.
After scoring just 12 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions last season, the German has two goals in his last three games.
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In his short career, Werner has had a total of 16 goals disallowed by VAR. “Brinkwire News Summary.”