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Chelsea Open To Selling This German Striker: Should Tuchel Cash In On Him?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, The Evening Standard revealed that Chelsea are open to selling Timo Werner this summer. It has been claimed that the Blues are looking to let the German forward leave during this summer transfer window.

Werner’s Inconsistent Spell At West London

Werner has struggled to find consistency with his performances at Stamford Bridge so far. The German sensation still deserves some credit for netting 11 goals and grabbing six assists in 37 matches for the Blues last season in all competitions.

The Stuttgart-born talent failed to be productive at times with his contributions in the final third based on his average of 2.1 shots and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. At least he was tidy when linking up play with his teammates in the opponent’s half, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 78.2% in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

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Should Chelsea Head Coach Thomas Tuchel Cash In On Werner This Summer?

Werner has got the pace to get in behind the opponent’s backline and needs to time his runs a bit better in the final third. He can be a decent finisher in front of the opposition goal when he is playing well on the pitch. Werner is versatile enough to play anywhere across the frontline. He is primarily a centre-forward but can even operate as a winger on either flank if needed.

However, the German has struggled to be consistent with his end-product during his time at Stamford Bridge so far. At 26, he is about to enter his prime but only time will tell whether he has what it takes to be a top performer at the highest level.

At the moment, Werner is not a guaranteed starter in Thomas Tuchel‘s first XI. Thus, the Chelsea boss can afford to cash in on the German international before the start of the new campaign if the Blues receive a suitable offer for his services.

However, the West London giants might find it difficult to get any new buyers for Werner as he is currently on high wages. Another option for Tuchel would be to give the German another chance to shine in Premier League football next season.

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