Azpilicueta and Jorginho were heard shouting ‘Good, Timo!’ from the side warming up, whenever Werner did something good against Fulham to boost his confidence ahead of Madrid game.
Thomas Tuchel has told Timo Werner not to ‘cry or regret’ his misses all the time after he was left ‘angry and sad’ following his miss against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Timo Werner is an interesting enigma in that the statistics simultaneously say it all, whilst also showing that you cannot trust statistics alone.
In the former instance, his staunch defenders will point to the German having the most combined goals and assists of any Chelsea player in all competitions this season. They’d be correct – after all, you cannot argue with the cold, hard evidence of 23 G/A presented before you. As for the value of being fouled constituting being a ‘real’ assist, you could argue over that until the cows come home.