Olocip’s Sports Artificial Intelligence has made a prediction on how Timo Werner will fare in the Premier League for Chelsea.
The Spain-based company used its multi-award-winning AI to predict Chelsea’s imminent signing’s probable performance in the Premier League next season.
According to the Olocip’s forecast, Werner would score 19-20 goals and provide nine-10 assists in next season’s Premier League.
Direct involvement in 30 goals — If it sounds too good to be true, that is because these are approximate statistics if Werner plays 100 per cent of the minutes in the Premier League which is very unlikely.
However, looking at the Germany international’s record of 26 goals and eight assists in just 32 appearances in Bundesliga this season so far, the aforementioned AI prediction sounds sensible.
Werner has the second-best expected goals (21.4) in the top five European leagues, just below his Bundesliga counterpart Robert Lewandowski (25.4) (Statsbomb via FBref).
For comparison, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe has 16.8, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo has 16.1 and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has 14.8.
We're sure Timo will fit in well at the Bridge, he already knows how to score against Spurs 😈
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) June 18, 2020
Werner is also expected to score or assist a non-penalty goal every 90 minutes (1.05 npG+A/90) which is ranked eight among European most elite forwards.
Of course, Werner will likely need some time to adapt to the Premier League, although some would say his goal and assist in the two-legged tie against Tottenham Hotspur prove otherwise.
His expected arrival in July could hopefully help him integrate easier to the team and hit the ground running once the new season kicks off.
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