It’s easy to forget that Timo Werner’s game is more than just comedic errors, futile dribbles, and an inability to stay onside. It would be an exaggeration to call the forward a flop. Werner has his uses in specific situations, and loyal fans will never forget Turbo Timo’s decoy run in Porto, when he zipped from right to left, throwing Manchester City’s defense off, and allowing Mason Mount to put Kai Havertz through to score Chelsea’s Champions League-winning goal.
You have to admire his selflessness. On the one hand, Werner had been at his irritable best earlier in the evening, squandering a number of promising chances to put Chelsea ahead. Take a look at what he can do without the ball. Look at the scurrying, the pressing, the inexhaustible excitement, and you’ll get a clear sense of Werner’s value to Thomas Tuchel, who hasn’t given up hope of making it work for his £47.5 million forward.
Tuchel is still looking for an answer, and Chelsea’s manager isn’t the only one rooting for his fellow German. Werner, who has become a cult hero at Stamford Bridge because he is all heart, is a fan favorite. They respect his never-say-die attitude in the face of adversity. They admired the 25-year-old for persevering after having a goal wrongly ruled off against Southampton last month – the 16th time he has been denied by officials since moving to England in 2020 – and scored the crucial second goal in a 3-1 victory.
source : Guardian sport