'Get it done, 'Unleash': Some Chelsea fans eager for £45m man to start vs Southampton

A large slice of Chelsea supporters on social media urged Thomas Tuchel to start Timo Werner against Southampton tomorrow.

Stamford Bridge will be the stage for Saturday’s Premier League tie between the Blues and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints.

Tuchel is staring at the prospect of losing three games in a row for the first time as Chelsea manager.

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Successive 1-0 defeats to Manchester City and Juventus have some claiming his honey period is over.

But the happy marriage could easily return when Southampton travel to South West London.

Get out of the way for Werner

One man who was not present for the Champions League loss to Juve was Werner, who made the trip to Turin but sat on the bench all evening.

Eager to make a statement, with fresh legs ready to run, the German will surely fancy his chances at a place in the upcoming XI (we certainly do).

Chelsea fans were in similar mind, demanding Tuchel use his fellow countryman from the first whistle on the weekend.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Timo time

It’s been a strange season already for Werner.

He’s started two out of six league games so far, has missed out on both European ties and is only one goal to the good.

Romelu Lukaku’s arrival was always going to impact the 25-year-old’s position in the side, but few foresaw the extent of his absences.

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When the pair did play together – at home to Manchester City – they failed to work as an effective unit.

How can the £45m (Sky Sports) arrival from RB Leipzig turn his fortunes around?

By taking down Southampton, the team he scored his very first English top-flight goal against.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.