Werner confident he’ll come good at Chelsea despite goal drought

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST 2 min read
Werner confident he’ll come good at Chelsea despite goal drought

Timo Werner insists the goals will come for him at Chelsea despite his current goalscoring drought with the Blues.

In the summer of 2020, Werner signed for Chelsea for £47.5 million [€54m] after starring for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, having emerged as one of the most prolific strikers over the past few years.

However, he has struggled to find his goalscoring touch since the move to Stamford Bridge as he has hit the back of the net just four times in the Premier League, and nine times in all competitions.

Werner is current on a run of just one goal in his last 19 games.

In Chelsea’s match at the weekend, he played a part in both goals as the Thomas Tuchel’s side defeated Sheffield Utd 2-1 away from home, assisting the first for Mason Mount then winning the penalty for the second.

Though Werner would like to be scoring himself, and is confident that his goalscoring touch will return, he remains happy to be contributing.

“It was a good win for us. It was very difficult the whole game against a very good Sheffield United defending high,” he said on Sunday.

“For myself, again no goal but it is good to see that I can help the team with other things at the moment. I keep going.

“I am happy when we win,” Werner added.

“When I can make two assists like today it is also good but as a striker you want to score. It is a long time now for me, the longest in my career. You have to keep going and the goals will come.”

Chelsea recently sacked manager Frank Lampard and replaced him with Tuchel, with the former PSG boss overseeing an unbeaten run of four games since taking over.

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