'I don't care what anyone says': Ian Wright makes claim in defence of 26-year-old Chelsea player

Ian Wright has defended Chelsea’s Timo Werner by suggesting he’s seen enough in his performances to believe he can still be a success at Stamford Bridge.

Werner, who joined from RB Leipzig for £45million in 2020, has had a turbulent couple of seasons as a Blues player.

The 26-year-old attacker is an individual that so often leaves supporters pulling their hair out.

He’s made a decent contribution so far this season, scoring 11 goals and making six assists across all competitions.

However, the Germany international is regularly under the spotlight for a horrific miss in front of goal, or questions marks over his technical ability.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel explained that Werner, along with teammate Kai Havertz, didn’t reach their peak in Thursday night’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

Wright has shared his thoughts on Chelsea forward Werner.

“I don’t care what anyone says, Timo Werner puts in the kind of performances where you can still get something from him,” he said on the Kelly & Wright show.

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Chelsea headache

Werner’s entire Chelsea career has been a bit of a headache and very confusing.

The quick forward has had huge support from the Blues fanbase during difficult times, albeit he’s regularly taunted by rival fans.

He’s got the movement, pace and history of being a goal machine in German football. It’s something that’s not quite translating to the Premier League, though.

It must be great to have him as a teammate due to his work rate off the ball, something Mason Mount has previously mentioned when discussing him.

However, he’s simply got to offer more goals to stay in the best line-up.

Werner’s looked somewhere back towards his sharpest in recent weeks to suggest he can still turn it around at the Bridge, but he’s surely running out of chances.

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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.