‘Can’t get away with it’: Tony Cascarino says 25-year-old won't get in Chelsea's team this season

Tony Cascarino claims that Timo Werner won’t make the best Chelsea team this season due to the fact he’s got too many weak areas to his game.

A lot of the Blues fanbase are starting to draw together what the preferred starting XI will be in the 2021/22 campaign under manager Thomas Tuchel. It’s especially difficult trying to predict the attacking unit.

Romelu Lukaku, 28, is set to be added to the options of top-class attackers at Tuchel’s disposal. 

Fabrizio Romano reports he’ll be in London soon to officially complete a transfer from Inter Milan to Stamford Bridge, which will come seven years after he left Chelsea. 

Cascarino can’t picture Werner getting into the best Chelsea side when the season kickstarts. 

The 25-year-old speedster can play in any three of the attacking positions and ended up with 27 direct goal contributions last year during his debut season as a Chelsea player. 

However, the fact he often misses clear chances in front of goal is something that continues to put fans off him.

“I don’t think he makes the team. There were moments last year he caused havoc. His finishing was poor. His touch was poor. I think the levels at Chelsea are you can’t get away with it. You’ve got to be a far more complete player,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

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Timo Werner can surprise a few at Chelsea

For Werner, he should be content with his debut campaign in English football. 

He will know he’s come under stick from the wider audience, but he has a Champions League medal to show from his time at Chelsea already. His return of 12 goals and 15 assists is decent. 

The imminent signing of Lukaku is something that could in theory limit his game time. However, having a more focal point of attack to work off with his pace and movement could actually see him perform to a higher standard. 

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.