Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has backed Timo Werner to enhance, however the membership have been advised to promote the ahead after an underwhelming first season.
Werner was signed for £47.5million from RB Leipzig final summer season and got here with a fearsome repute.
The 25-year-old scored 28 Bundesliga objectives final season and hit double figures in every of his 4 seasons on the membership.
However since transferring to Chelsea, he’s managed simply 5 within the Premier League and has only one in his final 20 appearances.
Werner will hope to rectify that when he rejoins the Blues from the worldwide break as they face West Brom on Saturday – with commentary of the 12.30pm kick-off reside on talkSPORT.
It was per week to neglect for the Germany worldwide as he failed to attain and likewise missed an open purpose of their defeat to North Macedonia.
A newspaper within the nation mocked the Chelsea striker by thanking him and giving him a mock ID card.
However Blues hero Zola has backed the ahead to show issues round.
“I consider he’s connecting to the group increasingly more and doing his job any approach and can get higher on the left or within the center,” Zola advised talkSPORT Breakfast.
“Generally he’s been efficient on the left as a result of these qualities he has are good in a large space. He’s on that within the worldwide group as nicely.
“It’s about settling within the nation extra and getting used to the best way we play and he’ll get higher.”
Chelsea appear to have developed a behavior of getting in prime strikers, however they’ve did not ship at Stamford Bridge.
Andriy Shevchenko had a fearsome repute with AC Milan, scoring 127 objectives in 209 Serie A video games.
The Blues signed him for £30million however then he managed simply 9 objectives in 48 Premier League video games. A ratio of 0.18 in comparison with 0.60 on the Italian membership.
Fernando Torres was signed from Liverpool for £50million having netted 65 objectives in 102 video games at a ratio of 0.60.
His Chelsea file was simply 0.18 objectives per recreation with 20 objectives in 110 video games.
And Werner’s file… 0.59 objectives per recreation at Leipzig and 0.17 at Chelsea.
Earlier than Chelsea: 127 objectives in 208 video games (0.60 objectives per recreation)
At Chelsea: 9 objectives in 48 video games (0.18 objectives per recreation)
Earlier than Chelsea: 65 objectives in 102 video games (0.60 objectives per recreation)
At Chelsea: 20 objectives in 110 video games (0.18 objectives per recreation)
Earlier than Chelsea: 95 objectives in 159 video games (0.59 objectives per recreation)
At Chelsea: 5 objectives in 28 video games (0.17 objectives per recreation)
Former Man City and West Ham winger Trevor Sinclair thinks that except the German exhibits one thing within the closing few video games of the season, Chelsea could reduce their losses.
“I feel typically it occurs, you go to a membership and also you don’t begin nicely and your confidence goes and also you go ‘what a waste of cash’,” Sinclair advised talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He doesn’t look the participant we noticed within the Bundesliga. Getting Thomas Tuchel in, he’ll have the ability to communicate to him in his native tongue. He’ll most likely have the ability to get the most effective out of him.
“If he doesn’t produce earlier than the tip of the season, I feel it may very well be the start of the tip for him.
“Tuchel can have cash to spend, Chelsea will need to have an actual good go on the Premier League.
“With him within the facet, as it’s, it’s not working they usually may make investments huge in these ahead areas and he may find yourself leaving after one season.”
And Chelsea seem to have been sounding out potential replacements for the German.
Sergio Aguero has been linked with a transfer to the Blues, whereas Erling Haaland can also be reportedly a goal.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, and his agent Mino Raiola are set to be in England right this moment to carry discussions with 4 Premier League golf equipment, together with Chelsea.