Timo Werner signed for Chelsea from RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window of 2020 in the presence of Frank Lampard. After being in great form with his German club, scoring 24 Bundesliga goals in the 19/20 season, his start to the Premier League lacked a similar trend in goals. After the manager couldn’t get the best out of Werner and his compatriot Kai Havertz, he was sacked and replaced by German coach Thomas Tuchel. Werner ended the 20/21 season with 12 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, which was considered to be a very bad season according to his standards. To be fair to him, he did have more than 10 goals overturned by VAR alone in the Premier League, and he wasn’t on penalty duties like he was at RB Leipzig.
The above viz is Timo Werner’s shot map for the Blues in the 20/21 Premier League season. He scored six goals in the season, but took a large number of shots and also missed some big chances. We can see that he like to stay on the left side of the attack and also takes most of his shots from the left side of the box. he had taken a few shots from distance, but did not get any success from them.
Werner has had three starts so far in the league this season under Thomas Tuchel, and above is his shot map for the three games. He found the net against Southampton in their latest game but was also denied a goal by an arguable VAR decision. In the previous international break, Werner found his scoring boots for his country scoring three goals in three outings for the German side. He has also found the net for the blues right before another international break, as he will hope to score more for his country this time around.
It is true that Werner was signed by Chelsea for the goals he scored, which he was unable to do at large in his first season. But, he was able to provide a lot of assists in his first season, and was often applauded by manager Tuchel for his hard work and runs in the game. It was his run that took the defenders away from Havertz in the Champions League final for the winning goal. This season also, Werner has looked sharp with his runs and passing, and the Blues fans will hope that the duo of Werner and Lukaku both start scoring and form a deadly partnership upfront.
So far this season, Werner has scored two goals in all competitions and has not started most games for The Blues. Everyone has stopped talking about Werner since the signing of Lukaku, and it seems like everyone has forgotten how good he was in his time at RB Leipzig. If Werner gets even close to the form he was in at Leipzig, along with Romelu Lukaku in the side, Chelsea can be a very dangerous attacking unit in Europe, that everyone would be afraid of.