Blues legend Alan Hudson says he feels sorry for Chelsea’s new forward Timo Werner.
Werner is one of the most highly-prized young strikers in the game right now after banging in an impressive 34-goals last season for RB leipzig, but he has had to play a different role at the Bridge and is struggling to find the back of the net.
And now legend Hudson has opened up and revealed just why he feels sorry for the German star, Hudson told CaughtOffside: “Frank was desperate to stop conceding so set his stall out to do so, therefore not having a shot on goal at the other end for so long, and in 90 minutes less than any other match this season.
“He has now got himself into quite a predicament and is ‘stuck in the middle’. After two 0-0s he’s put himself in a very tricky situation as to how to go about future matches. The creativity was clear – there was none, and the whole team were tuned into keeping a clean sheet as a defeat would have been harmful.
“On Werner and Havertz, Hudson added: “They were both disappointing because this defensive formula was foreign to them. They are both forward thinking players and they must be thinking ‘How many do we have to score to win?’
“I feel sorry for Werner in particular, because he’s making some great runs but not being picked out or spotted. If that continues he might stop making them.
“I watched him against Southampton and for the last goal his head went down as much as to say ‘What have I got to do to be on a winning side?’ Almost every goal he has scored he has had to create himself which tells a story alone.”
Do you guys feel the same?