'A pleasure': BBC pundit says Chelsea players must love playing alongside 26-year-old teammate

Garth Crooks thinks Timo Werner is a Chelsea player that his teammates will simply love playing alongside.

Werner, 26, continued his impressive recent form with an encouraging performance yesterday.

Chelsea secured a 2-0 win on Sunday against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-finals, so can now look ahead to next month’s showdown against Liverpool in the final.

Werner, who assisted Mason Mount’s goal against Palace, is on a great mini run of form.

The German attacker has started the last three consecutive matches for the Blues, scoring three goals and laying on two assists.

It’s been a stop-start season for him where he’s massively struggled to find any consistency in his game, but he’s reminded everyone of his obvious talent lately.

BBC pundit Crooks named Werner in his latest Team of the Week, explaining that he’s an “unselfish” figure Chelsea players must enjoy playing with.

“The star of the show against Palace was Werner and without doubt the most unselfish striker and willing runner I have seen in a long time. Playing alongside the German must be a pleasure when he is in this form. I thought when Werner first arrived at Chelsea he suffered from stage fright. Well if he did, he certainly doesn’t anymore,” Crooks wrote.

In addition, Lee Dixon was very complimentary of Werner’s weekend contribution.

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Chelsea pecking order in attack

The latest indication is that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has a preferred front three he’s enjoying in attack.

Werner, Mount and Kai Havertz are the forward trio impressing.

That means the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku and Christian Pulisic are trying to make impacts when they come off the bench.

With an FA Cup final ahead next month, every game from now until then should be vital for players in the squad that want to start in the Wembley showdown against Liverpool.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.