'We missed him': Some Chelsea fans delighted after hearing who could be on the bench tonight against Spurs
A handful of Chelsea supporters on social media were thrilled to hear about Timo Werner’s possible involvement against Tottenham Hotspur later today.
In his pre-match press conference for the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, Thomas Tuchel revealed that Werner had re-joined training and could make tonight’s matchday squad.
“We have one more training to go, he feels much, much better which is a good thing,” said the German boss of his fellow countryman.
“He did full intensity, no reaction so far. If the training is going well we can have him on the bench or give him some minutes.”
Werner back in action
The speedy attacker hasn’t featured at all since the 3-2 win over Leeds in December.
He contracted covid and was forced to miss five Premier League games, plus the cup quarter-final victory against Brentford.
With injuries and absences continuing to come in waves, any player’s recovery will be welcomed by Tuchel.
Although yet to hit the ground running this season, Werner’s presence even as a substitute is a positive one.
Especially in the mindset of certain Chelsea fans, who received the news of the 25-year-old’s return pretty well.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
Timooo, finally we have our only striker back!— Joel 🇩🇪 (@_JoelCFC) January 4, 2022
Happy about this, I love Werner.— ThE LaNkY OnE (@Eyejay1690) January 4, 2022
Man I’ve missed him— Wall (@tedcfc10) January 4, 2022
Good to hear— nana_yaw_owusu (@collwus) January 4, 2022
Taking on Tottenham
This evening’s London derby would be a perfect place for Werner to kick-start his campaign.
His last goal came away to Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League.
You’d have to stretch back to early October for the centre-forward’s previous domestic strike.
One of his two assists came during the 3-0 league triumph over Spurs earlier in the term.
A replica result would do Werner and Chelsea wonders, following the dark cloud Romelu Lukaku has placed over Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku, more than his offensive partner, needs to hit the target on more than one occasion against Tottenham to even begin to get Blues followers back onside.