'He's super quick': Glen Johnson thinks 24-year-old Chelsea star will become 'a good player'
Glen Johnson explained to the Metro that Timo Werner will eventually start to succeed at Chelsea because he possesses the right skills to do so.
Like almost all of the Blues summer signings, Werner has yet to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge.
Goals were his game when he was RB Leipzig, but they’ve been in short supply with the Blues.
The 24-year-old went 14 Premier League games without a scoring between November and February, a run comparable to the struggling Chelsea strikers of yester year.
What Werner does have on his side is his terrific work rate and ability to run beyond defences.
Even though he hasn’t been finding the net frequently, the German is helping out his teammates wherever possible.
And Johnson, who won the league with Chelsea in 2004/05, believes Werner will soon overcome his woes.
“I think he’s a threat,’ Johnson said.
“He’s super quick, he’s direct. I think where he’s dropped in confidence, his decision-making has gone wrong.
“People underestimate the Premier League. It’s not easy for people to be playing in other leagues with a big reputation to turn up in the Premier League and hit the ground running – it’s not as easy as that.
“I think Werner will become a good player for them. He’s struggled at the moment but he’s still getting the chances, even if he’s missing.”
Thomas Tuchel’s arrival has coincided with an improvement in the misfiring forward.
He certainly looks sharper and more confident, even if the crucial part of his game is still missing.
This case can be made for pretty much all of Chelsea’s newest recruits
Hakim Ziyech is missing that magic spark that made him so enjoyable to watch at Ajax.
Kai Havertz’s concerns continue to rumble on throughout the campaign.
Even Ben Chilwell is finding life difficult after such a solid start under Frank Lampard.
Chelsea have some big fixtures coming up in the next months, and Tuchel will need his big players to come of age soon.
The Chelsea Chronicle View
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Werner will come good soon.
He just needs to get this season out of the way and start fresh, like Havertz and Ziyech.
Every Chelsea fan should be excited about seeing a fully-fledged Tuchel team with these three involved.