Timo Werner had a somewhat disappointing debut season with Chelsea. He scored only 12 goals in 52 games across all rivalries, well underneath assumptions.
So it’s anything but an unexpected the Blues are hoping to sign a-list centre-forward: Erling Haaland is supposed to be the principal name on the list of things to get.
Also, a Chelsea fan nicknamed thebluekid figures signing the Norwegian could release Werner’s goalscoring capacity.
- ‘We did not take what we deserve’ – Chelsea boss reacts to Leicester draw
- Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace Highlights
- Chelsea 1-1 Leicester Highlights
“He seems like a really genuine bloke, a hard worker, someone who will put the shirt over himself; for that reason I can’t say a bad word. He is really struggling with his finishing decision making though, big time,” thebluekid wrote on The Shed End.
“Hear me out, I think when he was at RB Leipzig playing off of Poulsen, he was a completely different player; a second striker who would use the centre-forward as a pin ball.
“If, IF, we sign Haaland (or another equally world-class forward, which leaves only Lukaku), playing Timo off of him might actually take a huge weight of responsibility off of him and I think that will return goals when he has those chances.
“He’s overthinking it, it happens to us all when we are under pressure.
“Now the problem this presents is, where will he fit into this role in a 3-at-the-back system?
“He doesn’t. He’d not take Mount or Havertz’s position; for me he would work very effectively in a 4-at-the-back system. For example:
“We were the better team and deserved to win,” Thomas Tuchel told a press...