Werner, an investment in doubt?

The German striker, after arriving at Chelsea in exchange for 53 million euros, has failed to make his debut in the Premier after four games. He scored on the Carabao.


Timo Werner arrived at Chelsea this summer after becoming one of Leipzig's fashionable strikers. More than 50 million euros helped the energy team to release its star player and the infinity of goals he promised per season. The last one, without going any further, he went up to 34 goals in 45 games he played. 28 of them would arrive in the Bundesliga, in which he made things difficult for Robert Lewandowski in his fight for the top scorer trophy. The average that he gave away is scary, a goal every 82.6 minutes in domestic competition. At Stamford Bridge they rubbed their hands. Four Premier games and 360 minutes later, they rub their eyes, seeing that the star powder has gotten wet in the change of country and they have not managed to celebrate so much in the league.

In his first four meetings with Leipzig, after signing him in 2016 from Stuttgart, he had already accumulated three goals by now. While last year he drilled rival networks five times in the first three days. Frank Lampard does not finish finding his ideal position. The course began as a reference nine, a position that penalizes the greatest of the virtues of our protagonist, the snatch. Therefore, the English coach made him take a few steps to the left and start from the end of the field. Thus, its irrepressible speed is not limited by the lack of space. However, for now, the puzzle does not fit. At least as far as effectiveness is concerned.

Reencounter with one of his mentors

Chelsea host Southampton this Saturday (4pm) and it's not just any match for Timo. However, on the rival bench sat Ralph Hassenhüttl, who was his coach upon his arrival in Leipzig for the German team. The Austrian has spoken of him, knowing the potential of his former pupil: "I hope to speak with him, but not to congratulate him on a goal. He was fantastic in his first year with me, he scored many goals. I have worked with many players and he is one one of the fastest and it is very difficult to defend against it ", analyzes Hassenhüttl. "He is becoming a more complete striker and is learning a lot. He is a good forward for Chelsea and is only happy when he scores, so I hope he will be unhappy after the game," the Saints coach ends jokingly.

The only goal that Werner has celebrated came in the Carabao Cup, and it did not serve to avoid the elimination 'blue' at the hands of Tottenham after a penalty shootout. In Leipzig, the scheme was totally different from the one used by Lampard, since Timo always played leading edge, but with a companion. We will see if his new coach hits the right key and decides to 'copy' the approach that made his brand new signing one of the most valued gunmen on the continent. Against Southampton, Chelsea will have the opportunity to endorse the good collective feelings left after the victory against Crystal Palace (4-0) preparation. While the one from Stuttgart will face its fifth exam in the Premier. We'll see if he finally gets it approved.

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