‘Without a shadow of a doubt’: Ian Wright says 25-year-old is going to be ‘massive’ for Chelsea this season

Ian Wright insists that Timo Werner is still going to be absolutely “massive” for Chelsea this season.

Werner, 25, has had a season so far that combines both the good and the bad.

The hard-working attacker has five goals in 14 Blues appearances so far this campaign and brings so much energy to Thomas Tuchel’s XI. However, there is definitely still the lack of ruthlessness in his finishing that plagued him last season during his first year at Stamford Bridge.

His attacking output speaks for itself when you compare his contributions in England to Germany. He’s scored 17 goals in 66 Chelsea appearances, which is alarming when you see his record at ex-club RB Leipzig was 95 goals in 159 games.

Wright isn’t given up on the Germany international, though. The popular pundit is convinced Werner can be key moving forward at the Bridge.

“Chelsea are way up there [to win the league], but it’s not going to happen unless [Romelu] Lukaku can get that form back, and Werner as well can kick himself in and start scoring and finishing off chances… He’s (Werner) still got a massive role to play at Chelsea without a shadow of a doubt,” he said on The Kelly and Wright Show.

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Werner always impacts Chelsea game

In fairness, nobody can point the blame at Werner when it comes to his work-rate and attitude.

It feels like the rapid attacker is always contributing in matches, albeit it may be a horror miss in the final third that leaves supporters completely speechless. He’s still a likeable character, though, that does pop up with important moments.

The forward was superb with two goals and an assist in the recent Champions League 3-3 draw with Zenit St Petersburg and they are the kind of standards a player of his ability needs to try consistently reach.

He’s got the pace, directness and movement to improve Chelsea.

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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.