Timo Werner ended his 14-game goalless run by scrambling home Chelsea’s second goal in their 2-0 win against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. The Germany international put in a man-of-match performance, as the forward set up Chelsea’s first goal, and played a major role in their attacking plays.
Tuchel continued his impressive run at Chelsea, as his team picked up a vital win to move into the fourth spot. Chelsea are unbeaten since Tuchel’s arrival, and have conceded just 2 goals in six games across all competitions.
Speaking to reporters after the win, Werner praised Thomas Tuchel for helping him end the goal drought, and said “It’s helped me that someone can scream at me in German!.”
“He is a really good guy, has a good idea of the football we want to play and, when we have more and more training sessions with him, we will get better and better. A few weeks ago we were somewhere and nowhere and we were a lot of points behind fourth place.”
“We want to keep going, we’re only four points to second place and lots have said we won’t reach the top four at the end of the season, but here we are. We have a good shape, we’re back on track.”
On Chelsea’s performance and progress
“The first half was really good form us, we played very good football. I’m happy that I scored finally and there’s still a long way to go but if we keep going like this is will be a good end for us.”
“As a striker you always want to score, the last month was hard I was not happy with not scoring. But at the end it’s a team sport, when we win everything is good. Helping my team with assists and glad I scored today.”
“For a striker it’s worse when you can’t get in the right situations and have the chances. I’ve had a lot of chances which I’ve missed, my team brought me a lot of situations where I could score today, when I keep going the goals will come like today and the assists as well.”
“At the start of the season we were favourites of the title, the last two months have showed we are not and we have a lot of work to do to close the gap with City and other clubs.”
“The football we’ve played and the games we have played which have not been easy but we’ve showed that with some development we can get better.“