Why Chelsea should go all out for Timo Werner in January
Chelsea are going through a lean patch after making a rollicking start under Maurizio Sarri and the club should now look to arrest their downfall by investing in January.
Maurizio Sarri took over the reins at Chelsea when the transfer window was almost in its closing stages, and there was not enough time to bring in too many new signings. As things stand now, a striker is the need of the hour for the Blues as both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have failed to deliver the goods this season.
Alvaro Morata has struggled at Chelsea since joining them last summer from Real Madrid. He has failed to fully adapt to the demands of the Premier League, managing just 5 goals in 14 Premier League outings so far this season.
Moreover, the Spaniard was forced out of the Europa League clash vs Hungarian club Vidi earlier this week just before half-time after injuring his knee.
There has been no timescale given on Morata’s injury but he missed Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Brighton on Sunday. Giroud, on the other hand, has netted just one league goal this campaign but he has shone in the Europa League with four strikes in five games.
Yet, the Frenchman remains an inconsistent striker and Sarri should plan to bring in a new striker as an alternative.
The Blues should aim to lure RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner to Stamford Bridge in January. Timo Werner has become one of the most prolific strikers in Germany in recent times. The 22-year-old has scored 8 goals in 14 Bundesliga outings so far this season and continues to excel at the highest level.
In terms of predatory instincts inside the box, the German international is one of the best strikers in Europe at the moment. His poaching instincts are better than most of the young players in the same mould and he has a knack of being at the right place at the right time to convert the chances.
A good reader of the game, Timo Werner is blessed with explosive pace, agility and can terrorise defences with his clever off the ball movement. The combination of his pace and clinical finishing make the German a major threat. On top of that, he can play on either wing, so he would provide another option to Sarri out wide.
Werner is only 22 years old but he has already made an impact at the elite stage. The 2017 Confederations Cup winner can be a real game-changer for Chelsea and if Sarri manages to strike a deal, they can certainly become genuine title challengers next season.
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And with RB Leipzig being knocked out of the Europa League last week, signing Werner in the New Year could prove a bit easy for the Londoners.