Thomas Tuchel can still solve £47m Chelsea’s misfiring forward

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Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly eying up Chelsea’s misfiring forward Timo Werner, but Thomas Tuchel must not be affected by the German forward’s lack of goals

When Thomas Tuchel and Marina Granovskaia ponder the future of Timo Werner, they must look to his overall contribution, rather than his average goal record.

The Timo Werner was brought in for £47m from RB Leipzig during Chelsea’s lavish £222m spending spree last summer.

After a positive start, his eye for goal and his shooting boots deserted him, and the 25-year-old racked up more disallowed goals than legitimate ones.

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He has been given many chances, not just by Frank Lampard, but by Tuchel as well over the course of his 15-month stay with the Blues.

And with supposed interest from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel and Granovskaia could be faced with a stick or twist decision on Timo Werner.

However, while Werner may not be the ice-cold goal-scorer he was brought in to be, it does not mean his benefit to Chelsea has been as absent as his finishing.

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He has more than proven and justified his worth through his ability to stretch defences and provide spaces for his team mates to exploit.

It was his darting, diagonal run which drew out Ruben Dias and created the perfect alleyway for Kai Havertz to round Ederson and tap home the goal which won Chelsea their second ever Champions League title.


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