A section of Chelsea fans were pleased with Timo Werner’s performance at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Werner has been a regular on the bench for the Blues since the arrival of Romelu Lukaku last month.
He only came on in the 70th minute of the Premier League clash yesterday, but made his mark on the game.
The 25-year-old has had a tough time with his finishing for the Blues, and the trend continued against Spurs.
He squandered a one-on-one opportunity against Hugo Lloris and mistimed another chance with a poor touch.
Despite this, he was always an attacking threat and eventually bagged an assist for Antonio Rudiger in injury time.
It was another mixed showing from the German, but some fans were impressed with his display.
A few supporters believe he freed up Lukaku by driving the attention of defenders towards him.
This match really explains Werner as a whole tbh. A bit wasteful with opportunities in-front of net, but then makes up for it with his nifty playmaking & chance creation for others to grab himself an assist and finish the game off.
— Adam (@CFCMethod) September 19, 2021
The usual issues still persist with Timo Werner but the fact is that we looked like a much better attacking unit when he came on.
Lukaku-Werner could be it.
I need you to understand something about Werner, he might miss goals which is so much painful and annoying
He will create chances, he will give Assists, he will bring his pace, he will always give defenders hard time.
Slander werner with your chest but we can’t deny the fact that he’s still been better than kai and mount today
I don’t know but when Werner came on, everything seems to open up for Lukaku. That’s when he got his most touches with the ball. Anyone else’s noticed this? #CFC
Werner missed two huge chances but we wouldn’t have those without him. His too good in creating space and attract the defenders which make easy for Rom. Just need to focus more on the finishing Timo. You have your time!!!
When Lukaku rejoined the club, there were suggestions that Thomas Tuchel could go with two up front with Werner playing alongside the Belgian.
Werner was successful at RB Leipzig in a similar set-up. There were no surprises that he was lively against Spurs, though his finishing was poor.
The Blues won the game comfortably by a 3-0 scoreline, but could have easily doubled the tally if not for Hugo Lloris’ goalkeeping heroics for Spurs.
Mason Mount and Kai Havertz have been the regular choices for Tuchel behind Lukaku, but Werner will be hoping that he can break into the XI.
The Blues host Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday. Tuchel is likely to make several changes and Werner could lead the line.
A goalscoring display could boost his chances of starting against Manchester City in the league this weekend.