Chelsea star explains why he might be ideal forward to start against Liverpool
Chelsea forward Timo Werner suggested that the FA Cup final against Liverpool would be a suitable game for him and his style.
Thomas Tuchel will have to make big decisions on his starting front three on Saturday.
As Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pointed out, Chelsea could have different dimensions in attack depending on Tuchel’s choices.
Tuchel himself previously said that he is unlikely to start both Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku whom he does not see as a “perfect fit” as a pair.
This will leave two more spots for the other attackers to fill. One of these other options is Werner, whose pace could prove to be an important asset against Liverpool.
“I think it makes it a lot of fun because I have a bit more space than against teams who are sitting deep and defending very deep in their own half,” the Germany international told Chelsea’s official website about playing against Liverpool.
“Against teams like Liverpool, they also want to play, they are also very brave and they want to make pressure on us and that gives us also a bit space behind.
“It helps me or our team to play also counter-attack. That suits my style.
“But it is not only that. We managed a lot of games where we had possession against teams and we control them.
“That was also very key for us in those games.”
The biggest problem with Werner is that he is not exactly a clinical finisher, and Chelsea might only have a few chances in the game.
Despite their notoriously high line, Liverpool have conceded the second-fewest shots on target in the Premier League this season (98), behind only Manchester City (81).
Still, if Chelsea players could find Werner with space in front of him to run into, he would cause problems.