Why Timo Werner failed at Chelsea

Why Timo Werner failed at Chelsea

After failing to perform at Chelsea, Timo Werner finally confirmed his move back to his old club, RB Leipzig yesterday.

The German was a goal machine in Leipzig which made Chelsea invest almost 50 millions pounds to bring him to London, two years after he returned to Germany with Leipzig paying less than half of the money they gained two years ago.

Werner was always influential for his great runs and speed but his finished always let him down. He influenced a lot of matches positively especially in the Champions League including the win over Real Madrid on the road to UCL triumph in 2021 and his distracting run in the final against City.

Despite his great ability, it's worrying to see that he failed and we took a look to why he failed in England.

Less than we would like to admit, Pressure contributed to his failure. An high profile forward on whom almost 50 million dollars was coughed out to acquire his services, he just had to deliver.

He showed early promising signs but couldn't continue. Chelsea is a result oriented club, you enter the system, you must deliver.

A striker must score continually to keep his confidence in front of goal and for a lot of attackers penalty comes in handy during goal drought.

Taking the penalty kick, a privilege he had at Leipzig was unavailable to him at Chelsea with Jorginho being the designated player. He struggled to score goals and had no penalty kicks to cover up.

Werner was not tall enough to wrestle with Premier League defenders in the air. He had to rely on his pace and runs to evade defence.

When it looked like that would not work he was moved to the flanks. The abundance of talented wingers at the club meant he would not be able to make as much appearance as he would have wanted and sometimes he would have to settle for a place on the bench. (By Odunayo H.)

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