Albert Einstein is revered across history for many theories. The most interesting one among them, the Theory of Relativity, is defined in a very interesting statement. ‘Time slows down when a body reaches high speeds’. For Chelsea‘ Timo Werner however, time seems to be flying no matter how fast he runs.
After making a £47 million move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea last summer, Werner has managed to sneak in just 11 goals in 46 appearances. He has provided 13 assists across all competitions. But that takes his G/A to 24, which is 4 less than the number of goals he scored in the Bundesliga last season.
Werner had suffered considerably after shifting to the Premier League. A few months back, he admitted that the physicality and hectic schedule were much harder than what he expected. The huge price tag is an added pressure.
Chelsea have high expectations from Timo Werner
The German International was in sensational form in the Bundesliga during the 2019-20 season. His electrifying pace zapped through the German defences and he was a defender’s nightmare. He was a lethal finisher and contributed further with tidy assists. His performance helped RB Leipzig retain their 3rd place in the Bundesliga.
Naturally, he was a prime target in the transfer window and was swooped by Chelsea before anyone else. Much was expected from him and that’s when everything went downhill. Like most new signings, Werner struggled to adapt to the Premier League quickly.
Then came the first open miss, the second miss, and then a list. Werner displayed class with his passing and movement, however, for some unfathomable reason he struggled to score. Social Media wasn’t forgiving and the abuse was brutal. This affected his performance on the International platform as well where he struggled to find goals.
Should he look for a move?
Timo Werner’s form has not improved to a reasonable extent. In the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, he missed a sitter from 2-yards out.
Reports suggest that Julian Nagelsmann, who was recently appointed as the manager of Bayern Munich, is keen on bringing Werner to Munich. Is a move too early for Werner or should he stay for another season to reinvent himself? Let’s hope we have goal-machine Werner back next season.
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