“Chelsea fans have been loyal to misfiring centre forwards, such as Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres, in the past and the same has been true of Werner, but strikers cannot be simply OK at big clubs. The German cannot continue to miss so many big chances, because otherwise — just as with Shevchenko and Torres — the club will move him on.”
Werner’s woes in front of goal have a striking similarity to the misfortune of Shevchenko and Torres, who both endured a torrid time at Stamford Bridge.
Despite arriving in London with fearsome reputations, the pair struggled to replicate their previous goalscoring exploits with the Blues – and ended up departing as failures.
Werner has shown glimpses of his capabilities after accumulating an enviable scoring record in the Bundesliga with Leipzig.
The German has two goals in his last three appearances after managing just 12 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions last year.
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