Timo Werner, who arrived in summer from RB Leipzig has not scored in 11 games across all competitions for Chelsea. After a bright start the German has failed to live up to the expectations of his heroics with RB Leipzig.
The Germany international was recently hauled off at the break in their defeat to Arsenal, and was left out of the starting lineup against Aston Villa. Werner has missed a handful of easy chances during his goal drought, and Alan Shearer believes the German should go back to basics to improve his finishing.
“He can’t knock on the manager’s door and say he should be starting matches, because when you look at the chances he’s missing, he doesn’t deserve to“, Shearer wrote in The Athletic.
“History suggests it’s not going to last and it can’t do, both for his sake and Frank Lampard’s sake. It has to change. ‘If I was Werner, I would be straining for the ball every time Chelsea are awarded a penalty.”
“It’s such a great opportunity to get up and running again. You’d be amazed what it does to you, that feeling of seeing the ball hit the net. You grow two feet taller instantly. On the training pitch, I’d be doubling down on work. I would get someone to knock balls into me from little angles, just behind the goal.”
“I’d stand five or six yards out and just roll shots into an empty net. Maybe that sounds simplistic, but I’d do it time and time again, just to build my confidence up. Then I’d bring in a keeper — a first-teamer wouldn’t do it, so I’d rope in someone from the youth team — and do the same thing.”