Having arrived from RB Liepzig for a reported of £47.5million during the summer of 2020, many Chelsea Fans were excited about the signing of Timo Werner. The Germany International had scored a whopping 28 goals and registered 8 assists in 34 German Bundesliga matches for RB Liepzig during his last season at the German club before Chelsea came calling.
Timo Werner was seen as the right upgrade to Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham who helped Chelsea through the club's transfer ban under Frank Lampard. The Goalscoring statistics of the 25-year-old was the reason why many of the Blues' Fan were happy about his arrival.
However, to say Timo Werner of Chelsea is a shadow of Timo Werner at RB Liepzig is like undermining his statistics at RB Liepzig. Timo Werner isn't a shadow of himself, he actually became worse at Chelsea.
From being a known ruthless Goalscorer in the German Bundesliga and one of the prolific Strikers in Europe in 2020, Timo Werner doesn't even start as a Striker for Chelsea anymore. Under Frank Lampard, he couldn't perform at all until Thomas Tuchel came in and find a place for him in Chelsea Squad as a supporting Striker and Winger.
Timo Werner lost his form when he got to Chelsea but it didn't also helped him that many of his goals were overruled by VAR or disallowed for being Offside. It became obvious that these affected Timo Werner's confidence on the pitch to the extent that he would rather pass when he's in a right position to shoot the ball and aim for a goal.
Last Season, he got the record as the Player that has the highest number of disallowed Goals. During Chelsea's last League game against Southampton before the International break, Timo Werner scored a goal which was overturned for a reason that's not even his fault. Cesar Azpilicueta committed a foul in the build up to the game and Timo Werner had to bear the brunt as his goal was disallowed.
In his Chelsea career, Timo Werner has had a total number of 16 disallowed Goals. While speaking at the end of the game against the Saints last weekend, Timo Werner whom was obviously excited to have later scored in Chelsea's 3-1 victory against their Visitors opened up about how it has been difficult to deal with his rejection.
He said: "I didn't hope it will continue like this, but it drops you a little when you always score, celebrate with Fans, then go to the midline for it to get disallowed. 16 times in one year, it's hard but I keep going."
Timo Werner's thought on his outrageous number of disallowed Goals for Chelsea shows that's behind being the Star Forward of Chelsea Football club, he's just another Human being struggling to get better at what he was once good at.
Although, some of his performance for Chelsea deserved the backlash he got out of it but instead of always criticising him, a little show of support can go a long way in helping him, and with a Strong Player like Romelu Lukaku beside him, it's only a matter of time before Chelsea has a formidable Striking duo.
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