BBC pundit Chris Sutton has claimed that Chelsea’s Timo Werner “petrified” the Liverpool team last night.
Chelsea secured an impressive 1-0 away win over Liverpool on Thursday night in the Premier League, which saw them jump up to fourth in the table.
Mason Mount was the match-winner with a brilliant low finish from the edge of the box, but the Blues may have felt the scoreline could’ve been more weighted in their favour.
Werner, who was playing as the central striker, was particularly dangerous in the first half at Anfield.
The 24-year-old was a menace running in behind with his blistering speed, with the Liverpool backline struggling to handle him.
He was involved in one controversial talking point, as a goal that he took brilliantly was ruled out by VAR by the finest of offside calls.
“Timo Werner has been a massive threat to that Liverpool back line – they’ve been petrified about his pace, movement and his runs in behind. Really unlucky to have that goal ruled out and then second half he’s caused a threat and worked hard for the team. No goals once again but a decent performance,” Sutton said.
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If Werner had been more clinical with his finishing this season, everyone would be talking about an excellent start to his Chelsea career.
It’s encouraging that the Chelsea striker scored an excellent individual goal that was eventually ruled out, but at the same time he missed a glaring opportunity just before that he chipped into the goalkeeper’s hands from close range.
His great strength is obviously his speed, which he showed when he burst behind the Liverpool centre-backs and put into the net after rounding the goalkeeper.
Werner can take great heart from the fact that Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is using him regularly, which is why he should view last night as a success after impressing without getting on the scoresheet.