Chelsea let a 2-0 goal lead slip against Wolves on Saturday and, while there were problems defensively once again, the Blues were also wasteful at the other end of the pitch.
One player who has come in for a lot of criticism is Timo Werner. The German forward didn’t, by any means, have his worst game at the weekend, but his poor decision making and finishing have led many to vent their frustration at his shortcomings:
Werner had the worst decisions of the day. Poor display. I wonder how he played 90 minutes.
— Deriq muloogi (@DeriqMuloogi) May 7, 2022
It hurts watching him play 🤦♂️
— Alexis (@iykex73) May 7, 2022
Apart from speed, what else can Werner do?
— Kaos (@thekay007) May 7, 2022
Anytime he’s on the counter, he doesn’t have any plan of what to do. He just want to run, Werner can never have those seasons he had on Leipzig anymore
— Akinwale olusola (@temitopewende) May 7, 2022
Werner miss a lot of chances he should have given to lukaku we would have score more goals before they equalizer. Please sell am we need more creative player that can pass and dribble very well
— Emarion (@Emarionlu) May 7, 2022
He is so predictable for a striker and to think he brought out lukaku and left werner hmmm
— Sir pee (@sirakpor) May 8, 2022
Why is warner always running towards the corner flag position!?
— Tyiger Cruz (@tyiger_cruz) May 7, 2022
Worst signing in the history of Chelsea
— 👑𝑵𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒐👑 (@OdogwuNaNkwerre) May 7, 2022
Man has almost zero football brain😩
— Leonard3 (@Gableo66) May 7, 2022
Werner was probably one of the liveliest players out on the pitch, forcing Jose Sa into a couple of good saves, whilst also having a goal chalked off for a foul on Romain Saiss.
However, this isn’t just about the game on Saturday. For a £47.5m signing, with an excellent goal record back in Germany, he just hasn’t produced the goods often enough.
Chelsea’s attack is full of players who can turn on the style for brief periods but they don’t perform consistently. It’s probably harsh to be picking on Werner specifically but you can’t blame fans for being disappointed with his lack of end product.