Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly recently spoke in person with Hansi Flick to examine the best plan of action for Timo Werner’s development.
According to Sport Bild, the two German coaches had a nice chat about their shared interest; the centre-forward who still can’t quite find his shooting boots.
Flick looks after Werner on international duty, whilst Tuchel needs the 25-year-old to release some of the burden on Romelu Lukaku’s shoulders.
Bild state the two-countrymen conversed after Chelsea’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City.
A tie Werner struggled to impact, his partnership with Lukaku a failed trial.
Flick of the magic wand
Perhaps the chat between Tuchel and Flick actually paid off.
In the next domestic fixture at home to Southampton, Werner hit the back of the net twice, although his first strike was ruled out by VAR.
There was no need for technological intervention for the striker’s second, however.
Tuchel would be wise to lean on Flick’s words more often in future.
After all, the former Bayern Munich manager has already overseen three Werner goals this season.
The rapid attacker scored a trio of times over the previous international break, all in World Cup qualifying wins for Germany.
His strike against Liechtenstein last month was a first in all competitions since June, again in the Die Mannschaft colours.
What works for Werner?
If Tuchel and Flick can put their big brains together, surely they can find a permanent solution for the offensive road runner.
Interestingly, Werner has been wearing no.9 for Germany under Flick and he plays as the leading man as well. Straight down the middle in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Chelsea haven’t had much like trialling Frank Lampard’s signing in the same position.
Lukaku has taken that number and the responsibilities that come with it.
But would it be daft to give Werner another shot as the main man in a Blue jersey?
Recent evidence suggests not.